Update of June 24 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 629,431 after additional 1,577 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on June 24, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 570,958 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 90.7% along with the 2,518 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 7,235 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on June 24, 22% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.1% people diagnosed positive till now. On June 24, 176 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
Till now, the death toll has reached 8,918. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 24 people died on June 24. There are 49,555 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 Bhojpur representative Ganesh Bista, the time of the prohibition order issued in the district has been extended till June 30. Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Bhandari said that the prohibition order issued by the administration to reduce the risk and infection of Covid-19 has been extended till June 30. A meeting of the District Covid Crisis Management Center on June 24 decided to allow food and other shops to operate till 10 am during the prohibition order, said Chief District Officer Bhandari.
According to Dhading representative Sitaram Adhikari, the construction of the oxygen plant, which is considered as an important infrastructure in the hospital for the infection and prevention of Covid-19, has been completed and production has started on June 24. The oxygen plant was constructed at a cost of NRs 4 million by the Bagmati provincial government. Mahendra Dhamla, chairman of the hospital management committee, said that treatment for ventilator service, ICU service, and treatment of heart attack has been started at Dhading Hospital.
According to Chitwan Representative Dipendra Adhikari, the District Administration Office has relaxed the prohibition order issued for the control of Covid-19 infection and extended it till June 30. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Covid Management Committee held on June 24.
According to Surkhet representative Durga Thapa, more than 81,000 people of Karnali who were vaccinated with the first dose of Covid-19 were deprived of the second dose. Although the vaccinated citizens should have been vaccinated within 8 to 12 weeks from March 7 to March 15, the vaccine was not available even after 14 weeks. According to Director Khadka, the first dose were received by 3,135 people in Mugu, 2,582 in Dolpa, 3,771 in Humla, 6,570 in Jumla, 9,977 in Salyan, 13,772 in Dailekh, 7,394 in Rukum West, 7,813 in Jajarkot, 6,167 in Kalikot and 19,932 in Surkhet.
According to Dailekh representative Amar Sunar, a meeting chaired by Chief District Officer Hari Pyakurel, chairperson of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee has issued a prohibitory order till June 30.
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