Update of May 10 Regarding COVID-19 Infection

  May 10, 2021 By: INSEC

The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 405,794 after additional 9,271 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on May 10, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 306,794 of the total infected have recovered and the rate of recovery has reached 76% along with the 4,007 latest recovered.

According to the Ministry, 17,623 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on May 10, 53% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 15.2% people diagnosed positive till now. On May 10, 749 people below the age of 19 were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.

Till now, the death toll has reached 3,859. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 139 people died on May 10. There are 93,141 in isolation. There are more than 500 active cases in Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Dhanusha, Parsa, Mahottari, Bara, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kavrepalanchowk, Makwanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Kaski, Nawalparasi East, Gorkha, Dang, Rupandehi, Banke, Palpa, Bardiya, Kapilbastu, Nawalparasi West, Surkhet, Kailali, Kanchanpur and Baitadi.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued complete and partial prohibition in 70 districts

In Province Two,

In Mahottari, Bardibas Municipality has shut down all the non-essential services from May 11 to 14 due to an increase in the cases of COVID-19. DCCMC had issued a prohibitory order in the entire district from May 4 to May 14. In Bara District, a 32-year-old woman admitted to a community hospital in Nijgadh Municipality-9 is facing problem in her treatment due to lack of oxygen.

In Bagmati Province,

DCCMC has issued a prohibition in the Sindhupalchowk district from May 10 to May 14, 2021, due to an increase in the cases of COVID-19. In Dhading district, Salyantar Primary Health Centre, Gajuri Primary Health Centre, Dhading Hospital, Bareni Health Post and health posts of Netrawati Dabjong Rural Municipality Health Post have stopped the out-going health services due to the increase in the cases of COVID-19.

In Gandaki Province,

A prohibitory order has been issued in Parbat district till May 21, Lamjung district till May 16, Myagdi district till May 14, and Rishing and Ghiring Rural Municipality of Tanahu district due to increasing cases of COVID-19. After the isolation room with a capacity of seven beds was occupied, the patients of Gorkha Hospital are being treated under tents and on benches in the hospital. A covid infected woman of Siranchowk was being treated in a tent. A man had to be treated on a bench without a PCR test and after five beds were arranged on May 10, the patients were shifted to tents and benches.

In Lumbini Province,

The District Administration Office extended prohibitory order till May 18, 2021, in Gulmi district. A team led by administrative officer Uddhav Panthi and INSEC representative Toplal Aryal has monitored the market after complaints of price hike. During the monitoring, it was found that there is no uniformity in the price in the market and expired items were being sold.

In Karnali Province,

In Surkhet even though the local level has established isolation of 25 to 50 beds, the infected people in all the isolations have not been able to get treatment due to lack of oxygen and doctors. In Jumla the office of Tatopani rural municipality has been sealed after an employee of was found infected with COVID-19.

In Sudurpaschim Province,

In Kailali, ICU services including seven ventilators at Tikapur Hospital have become unusable due to lack of anaesthesia and physicians. The hospital is currently treating covid infections by setting up a 20-bed HDU (High Dependency Unit). In Bajura, locals have complained that there is a problem in getting an ambulance service to transport the infected people during the pandemic. In Baitadi, Ward No. 2 of Mailauli Municipality has been completely sealed after the death of a covid patient. The ward has been completely sealed till May 16 as most of the people in the ward are suffering from cold and fever. In Doti, the ventilator machine in the district hospital has become unusable due to a lack of skilled health workers in the district hospital. Although the Sudurpaschim government handed over two ventilators and an ICU bed to the hospital last October, it has become unusable due to lack of manpower.

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