Update of October 2 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  October 3, 2020 By: INSEC

The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 82,450 after additional 2,722 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on October 2, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 60,696 have been discharged after recovery. On October 2, the rate of recovery reached 73.6% along with the 3,037 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 21,243 people are being treated out of which, 11,760 are in home isolation, 210 are in ICU and 29 are being treated under the support of a ventilator. Till now, the death toll has reached 520. According to the Ministry, 14,739 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

Provincial Reports

In Province 1,

According to Jhapa District Representative Naresh Khati, the Arjundhara Municipality has stopped the flow of services from the Ward No. 6 office from October 1 until further notice. Ward Chairperson Loknath Gautam informed that the service flow has been stopped to reduce the risk after a 33-year-old man in Ward No. 6 was diagnosed with COVID-19.

In Province 2,

According to Saptari representative Manohar Kumar Pokharel, a 68-year-old man of Kolati Koiladi Rural Municipality-5 has died on September 30 while undergoing treatment. He was admitted to the Neuro Hospital six days ago after suffering from pneumonia and died at the Neuro Hospital, Biratnagar, said village Chairperson Satish Singh. Similarly, a 48-year-old man from Saptari died of COVID-19 infection at Bhaktapur Hospital on October 1. Dr. Sunil Dhungel, information officer of the hospital, said that he was admitted to the hospital on September 29 after coughing and breathing problems. Dr. Dhungel said that the men undergoing treatment on a ventilator after the infection was confirmed also had pneumonia and diabetes.

According to Siraha Representative Durga Pariyar, eight employees of the District Administration Office, Siraha, was diagnosed positive with COVID and one employee of the administration field was also infected with COVID on October 1, said Chief District Officer Pradipraj Kanel. Chief District Officer Kanel said that the services of the office have been suspended from September 6 to September 8 to reduce the risk.

In Bagmati Province,

On October 2, 1,280 were diagnosed COVID-19 positive in Kathmandu, 196 in Bhaktapur, 162 in Lalitpur, 83 in Chitwan, 61 in Makwanpur, 26 in Kavrepalanchok, 23 in Dhading, 16 in Sindhuli, 11 in Nuwakot, 10 in Sindhupalchowk, three each in Ramechhap and Dolakha. Of the 1,874 people infected with COVID-19, the number of those infected has reached 32,497. Of them, 18,851 have recovered after treatment while 13,449 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centers. The death toll from the COVID-19 infection in the state has risen to 197.

According to Dhading representative Sitaram Adhikari, non-essential services have been suspended after the COVID-19 infection was confirmed in the staff working at Dhading Hospital and Nilkantha Municipality. The service of Dhading Hospital has been suspended after two health workers of Dhading Hospital were infected with COVID-9. All services except emergency services, fever clinic and maternity services of Dhading Hospital have been suspended till further notice, said Bikram BK, Information Officer of Dhading Hospital.

Similarly, the non-essential services of the municipality have been suspended after four employees of Nilkantha Municipality were infected with COVID infection. The municipality has issued a notice stating that all the services have been suspended until further notice after the swine flu infection in the tested employees on September 27. It is mentioned in the information that the services related to maternal and child health examination of the municipality, which has been conducting regular, have also been shut down.

In Sudur Paschim Province,

According to Baitadi representative Nari Badu, three local levels of Baitadi have been sealed saying that the risk of COVID-19 infection is increasing. Melauli Municipality, Purchaudi Municipality and Pancheshwor Municipality have been sealed. In Melauli municipality, the driver and a local resident who had returned from India have been sealed for the period from October 1 to October 30. According to Ram Dutta Bhatta, chief administrative officer of Melauli Municipality, the area has been sealed as swabs will be collected by tracing the infected people.

The Purchaudi municipality area has also been sealed indefinitely since September 25. Hari Bahadur Chand, chief administrative officer of the municipality, said that the municipality has decided to seal the area after the death of one COVID infected person who had returned from India and the addition of eight new infected people. Chairperson Gorakh Bahadur Chand said that the employees of Pancheshwor village municipality have been sealed from October 1 until further notice. Of the 36 people infected with the virus in Melauli so far, only two are actively infected. In Purchaudi, 20 people have been confirmed to have corona so far, eight are actively infected and one has died.

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