Update of June 18 Regarding COVID-19 Infection

  June 18, 2021 By: INSEC

The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 617,947 after additional 1,963 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 18, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 549,682 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 89% along with the 4,020 latest recovered.

According to the Ministry, 7,569 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 18, 26% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 18, 244 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

Till now, the death toll has reached 8,641. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 44 people died on June 18. There are 59,624 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Saptari, Siraha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Tanahu, Syangja, Myagdi, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Arghakhanchi, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Salyan, Dailekh, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Doti and Achham.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 75 districts have been following complete or partial prohibition till June 18, 2021.


According to Gorkha representative Hariram Upreti, the prohibition has been extended for another one week in the district. Chief District Officer Shaligram Sharma Poudel has informed the extension of the prohibition till June 26 after the recommendation of District COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre. It has been decided to open the bookstore from 5 am to 1 pm during the prohibition order, informed Harka Rokka, an official from the District Administration Office. It has been decided that the booksellers will deliver the required books to the community schools and the school will distribute them to the students, said Roka.

According to Surkhet representative Durga Thapa, a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Karnali province government held on April 30, 2021, had decided to provide NRs. 100,000 According to the Karnali Province Health Services Directorate, 296 people have died in the province so far. However, none of the family of the deceased has received any relief due to a lack of legal process. Information Officer at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law, Krishna Bahadur Rokay, said that there was a problem in the legal process for the implementation of the decision regarding the provision of relief. He said that the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Planning had agreed to amend the law related to the Province Disaster Management Fund and sent it to the Council of Ministers for approval.

According to Rokaya, if the Council of Ministers had decided to pay the amount directly through the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the implementation of the decision would have been easier. Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Sita Nepali said that the decision would be implemented by amending the law from the meeting of the Council of Ministers.

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