Update of November 8 Regarding COVID-19 Infection

  November 9, 2020 By: INSEC

The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 194,453 after additional 2,817 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on November 8, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 157,926 have been discharged after recovery. On November 3, the rate of recovery reached 81% along with the 2,812 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 35,419 people are being treated. Out of which, 29,197 are in home isolation, 398 are being treated in ICU and 82 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 1,108. According to the Ministry, 12,311 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

Provincial Reports

In Bagmati Province,

According to Kavre Representative Hiraman Tamang, all the services provided by the office to Temal Rural Municipality have been suspended after the confirmation of COVID-19 in an employee. The rural municipality has issued a press release on November 8 stating that the service will be closed till November 17. Chairperson Salam Singh Tamang said that the essential services provided by the rural municipality would be smooth.

In Gandaki Province,

According to Gorkha Representative Hariram Upreti, the service of Gorkha Municipality has been suspended after three employees of Gorkha Municipality were found to be infected with COVID-19. Chief administrative officer of the municipality, Dinesh Raj Pant, said that the non-essential services of the municipality have been suspended from November 9 to 13. He says the service has been shut down due to increased risk of infection and contact tracing of those in contact with infected employees.

According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the Bhimad Municipality has decided to stop the services provided by the municipality till November 11 after the community level infection was on the rise and some employees of the municipality were infected with COVID-19. The municipality has published a notice on November 8 stating that the non-health and safety-related activities will be closed till on November 11. The municipality has directed to close all the government offices, private and non-government offices and business to do contact tracing of all those who come in contact with the infected employees.

In Lumbini Province,

According to Rolpa representative Harisara Gharti, seven health workers and one patient working at the District Hospital Reugha have been found positive with COVID-19. All the services except emergency have been suspended after the patient died on November 8 after being referred to Nepalgunj.

According to Arghakhanchi representative Narayan Bhusal, the Arghakhanchi District Hospital has been closed after 17 health workers, including seven doctors, were found to have COVID-19 infection. Dr. Kapil Gautam of the hospital said that services other than maternity and emergency services have been suspended at the hospital. Dr. Gautam said that all the services have been suspended till further notice after the infection was found in the doctors and health workers.

In Karnali Province,

According to Salyan Representative Meena Budhathoki, the district’s main business centre Srinagar has been closed for a week after a person died in Salyan due to COVID-19 infection. The market has been closed for a week as some people with symptoms have fallen ill in the Srinagar market area. Ward Chairperson Nawaraj Budhathoki informed that the road from Shantinagar, Srinagar, Shitalpati to Belghari has been closed from November 7 to 14.

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