Update of September 1 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  September 2, 2020 By: INSEC

On September 1, an additional 1,069 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 40, 529 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 22,178 have been discharged after recovery. On September 1, 68 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 54.7% have recovered. At present, there are 18,112 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 239. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 12,088 swabs were tested. Till date, 693,472 swabs have been tested nationwide.

Provincial Reports

Province 1,

According to the District Representative of Morang, Netra Prasad Adhikari, the prohibition has been extended for one week in the district. According to the District Administration Office, it has been decided to extend the prohibition for one week with a loose provision. During the ban, private vehicles with even number and the odd number will be allowed to operate according to the dates they fall on. Markets and shops will be open till 4 pm, but the administration has banned all non-essential shops on Saturday. The government office has to operate the service as per the schedule from September 6 with the minimum number of employees. Industries will be able to operate in compliance with health safety standards. Chief District Officer Niraula said that walking has been banned in the district from 9 pm to 5 am.

According to the District Representative of Jhapa, Naresh Khati, the Buddhashanti rural municipality has announced a lockdown from midnight on September 2 to September 16 to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. Ramesh Kumar Bhujel, the chairperson of the rural municipality, said that the decision has been taken to allow banks and financial institutions and daily consumer shops to operate from 8 am to 2 pm as per the health safety norms set by the government.

According to the District Representative of Udaypur, Bharat Khadka, an isolation centre will be set up at Madan Bhandari Eye Hospital, Gaighat from August 31 for the treatment of those infected with the coronavirus. The provincial government has decided to run the centre at the local level to treat the sick. The government has decided to provide Rs 1.5 million for isolation, said Dhubra Subedi, Press Adviser to the Chief Minister.

Province 2

According to the District Representative of Siraha, Durga Pariyar, Chief of the District Health Office, Krishna Dev Yadav, said that a 65-year-old man of Marchaiya Municipality-6 died on August 31 while undergoing treatment. He was rushed to Birat Nursing Home in Biratnagar on August 20 for diabetes-related treatment. Yadav said that preparations are being made to bring the body to the district after fulfilling the security criteria. So far, eight people have died in the district due to corona infection.

According to the District Representative of Mahottari, Ajay Kumar Sah, a four-year-old girl of Manara Siswa Municipality has died due to corona infection. The girl was taken to BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan for treatment three weeks ago due to high fever and respiratory problems. Now, the death toll in Mahottari has reached 10, including two women. Similarly, the total number of infected people has reached 1,293 after the infection was confirmed in 10 people of Mahottari on September 1, said Gorendra Jha, Corona Focal Person.

According to the District Representative of Bara, Bhola Nath Paudel, a 60-year-old man from Adhanwa Tol of Kolhavi Municipality-6 died on September 1 while undergoing treatment at COVID Hospital, Gandak. Dr Chitaranjan Sah said that he died during treatment after seeing corona in respiratory and diabetic patients.

According to the District Representative of Parsa, Krishna Chandra Lamichhane, a 60-year-old unidentified man died at Narayani Hospital in Birgunj on September 1 night, said hospital spokesperson Dr Atulesh Chaurasia. According to Dr Chaurasia, the person tested positive for corona in a post-mortem examination.

A 60-year-old man from Kolvi Municipality, Bara District, who had been undergoing treatment at Narayani Temporary Corona Hospital for six days, died on September 1. He was treated for diabetes and asthma on a semi-ventilator.

A 53-year-old man from Birgunj Metropolitan City-20 Harpatganj died while undergoing treatment at Narayani Temporary Corona Hospital Birgunj on September 1, said Dr Atulesh Chaurasia, spokesperson of Narayani Hospital. He hah type 2 diabetes and kidney-related problems said Dr Chaurasia.

In Bagmati Province,

There were altogether 600 cases diagnosed on September 1 including 393 in Kathmandu, 58 in Lalitpur, 45 in Chitwan, 36 in Makwanpur, 30 in Bhaktapur, 11 each in Dolakha and Dhading, eight in Kavre, two each in Nuwakot, Sindhuli and Ramechhap, one each Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk. Till date, there are 8,451 cases in this province out of which 1,336 have recovered after treatment and 7,058 are being treated at different isolations and hospitals. Till now, 57 people have died from the disease in this province.

According to the District Representative of Kathmandu, Bimala Paudel, an inmate of Sundhara Central Jail has died due to coronavirus infection. A 40-year-old man who was brought to the Central Jail from Kanchanpur for treatment died at the Mega Hospital at Dhobighat in Lalitpur on August 31 night, said Laxmi Prasad Banskota, jailor of the central jail. He said that the deceased prisoner was suffering from a serious illness and corona was confirmed during the treatment. Similarly, three male inmates, aged 60, 58 and 62, who were in the central jail at Bir Hospital, have died. Jailer Banskota said that swabs were collected and sent for testing to find out whether he died from corona. So far, 52 male inmates at the Central Prison have been confirmed to be infected with corona.

According to the District Representative of Chitwan, Deependra Adhikari, a 58-year-old man of Hetauda Sub-metropolitan-15 of Makwanpur died of coronavirus infection at Chitwan Medical College on September 1. Similarly, three people have died of coronavirus in the district on August 31. The deceased has been identified as a 55-year-old woman from Khairhani Municipality-13, a 65-year-old man from Bharatpur Metropolitan-11 and an 18-year-old woman from Bharatpur Metropolitan -11. Meanwhile, in the last 15 days alone, 492 people have been infected with corona in Chitwan. Meanwhile, Bharatpur Hospital has started construction of a separate ward for corona-infected pregnant women. The hospital has started keeping separate pregnant women, surgery and infant wards separately.

In Sudur Paschim Province,

According to the District Representative of Kanchanpur, Komal Niranjan Bhat, An all-party meeting held in Mahakali Municipality on August 31 has decided to tighten the flow of market business and public services till September 8.

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