Update of October 12 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 111,802 after additional 4,047 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on October 12, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 77,277 have been discharged after recovery. On October 12, the rate of recovery reached 69.1% along with the 1,229 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 33,880 people are being treated. Out of which, 19,975 are in home isolation, 279 are being treated in ICU and 67 are being treated with the support of the ventilators. Till now, the death toll has reached 645. According to the Ministry, 14,530 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
In Province 1,
According to Morang representative Netra Prasad Adhikari, there is a lack of ventilator and ICU in Province 1. There is a shortage of 21 ventilators in the hospitals in Biratnagar for the treatment of COVID-19 infected people. Though there are 120 ventilators in the hospitals of Biratnagar, 21 have been used for the treatment of the infected ones.
According to Jhapa representative Naresh Khati, the 42-year-old man of Arjundhara Municipality-9 has been infected with COVID-19. Ward Chairperson Pushpa Kumar Prasai informed that the flow of public services was stopped after the information was posted on October 12 after the test conducted in the laboratory of the Provincial Hospital Biratnagar confirmed the infection of COVID-19.
In Province 2,
According to Saptari Representative Manohar Kumar Pokharel, the distribution of new citizenship has been postponed after two employees working in the new citizenship branch of the District Administration Office, Saptari showed similar symptoms to COVID-19.
In Bagmati Province,
According to Dhading Representative Sitaram Adhikari, the non-essential services of Netravati Dabjong Rural Municipality have been suspended after an employee of the municipality was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. The rural municipality has issued a notice on October 12 stating that all the services except the essential ones have been suspended. Rural municipality and all ward offices have been closed, while schools operating a week ago have been closed until further notice.
According to Sindhupalchok Representative Natibabu Dhital, two women including a female employee of Chautara Hospital and a male patient were admitted to the hospital on September 12 and were diagnosed with COVID-19. All those admitted to the hospital have been sent home while those infected are kept in isolation at Chautara.
In Gandaki Province
According to Tanahu Representative Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, learning centres in Shuklagand Municipality have been closed due to increased risk of COVID-19. According to Khim Bahadur Kumal, spokesperson of the municipality, some of the schools in the municipality have been operating learning centres for children, but it has been decided to close them again from October 12 due to increased risk of COVID-19. A meeting of the executive committee of the municipality held on October 12 decided to close the learning centres in the area and conduct online education only through online technology.
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