Update of September 11 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  September 12, 2020 By: INSEC

On September 11, an additional 1,454 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 51,919 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 36,672 have been discharged after recovery. On September 11, 1,736 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 70.6% have recovered after treatment. At present, there are 14,925 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 322. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 10,701 swabs were tested.

Provincial Reports

In Province 1,

According to the District Representative of Morang, Netra Prasad Adhikari, a 70-year-old woman, referred from Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar, died at 4:30 pm on September 11. The old woman was admitted to COVID Hospital for treatment on Thursday night after the infection was confirmed. He was being treated in the ICU. The old woman was suffering from fever and difficulty in breathing. With the death of the old woman, the number of deaths due to corona infection in Biratnagar has reached 17.

According to the District Representative of Bhojpur, Ganesh Bista, the Bhojpur district court has stopped providing services from the office except for the essentials from September 11. A meeting of the District Crisis Management Centre, Bhojpur, on September 10 decided to re-lock the district by mid-September. The service has been suspended as the district bar unit and other concerned bodies have suggested stopping the service except for the urgent ones, said Shrestha Nawaraj Karki of Bhojpur District Court. Apart from the habeas corpus writ petition, arrest warrant permit, complaint arrest warrant, extension, and detention, petitions related to children and petitions under Article 155 of the Criminal Procedure Code 2074, all other services have been suspended till September 18, said Shrestha.

In Province 2,

According to the District Representative of Dhanusha, Dipendra Prasad Singh, a 60-year-old man from Aurahi Rural Municipality-1 who died on September 9 while undergoing treatment at the Janakpurdham Provincial Hospital has been infected with the coronavirus. He was admitted to Janakpur Provincial Hospital on September 9 after he was found to have respiratory problems. Bijay Jha, acting director of the Province-2 health directorate, said that the report came positive in the evening of September 10 after collecting and examining the swabs of those who died during the treatment. At the same time, the number of deaths due to corona infection in Dhanusha has reached 13.

In Bagmati Province

In this province, 620 people were diagnosed in Kathmandu, 118 in Makwanpur, 74 in Chitwan, 38 in Lalitpur, 35 in Bhaktapur, 13 in Kavrepalanchok, three each in Sindhuli and Nuwakot, two in Sindhupalchowk, one each in Ramechhap and Dhading. The Ministry of Social Development has stated that the virus infection has been confirmed. The number of infected people in the province has reached 14,053. Of them, 6,535 have returned home after treatment while 7,423 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. Another 70-year-old man has died in Kathmandu, bringing the death toll from the coronavirus infection in the state to 95 so far.

In Gandaki Province

According to the District Representative of Gorkha, Hariram Upreti, the prohibition has been extended in Gorkha municipality. A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre held on September 10 has decided to continue the prohibition till September 16. Harka Rokka, an official at the district administration office, said that the prohibition was issued as the number of corona cases had increased and contact tracing was yet to be reported. Government offices, public institutions, and social organizations will be closed during this period.

In Province 5,

According to the District Representative of Kapilbastu, Parbati Acharya, a 29-year-old man of Kapilbastu Municipality-6 died of corona infection on September 10, according to the District Health Office. He was rushed to Kathmandu Teaching Hospital for treatment due to kidney and high blood pressure. According to Kumar Thapa, Corona Focal Person of the District Health Office, he died at the Teaching Hospital on September 7 while undergoing treatment. At the same time, the number of deaths due to corona infection in the district has reached six.

According to the District Representative of Rupendehi, Rima BC, the federal government, and the provincial government have issued circulars to all the district and local levels to continue the vaccination of children. The Tilotta Municipality, Sainamaina Municipality, Kanchan Rural Municipality, Omshatiya Rural Municipality and Rohini Rural Municipality have stopped vaccination service saying that the risk of corona infection has increased. Vaccination Officer at the Health Office, Rupendehi, Bheshraj Sharma said that the vaccination service was stopped even when he urged the locals not to stop the vaccination service. Sharma said that the local level has not shown interest in the issue despite repeated requests to mobilize non-infected health workers at the vaccination centre. Moti Poudel, health coordinator of the municipality in Tilotta, said regular vaccinations had been suspended for a month due to the high incidence of corona infection in the community. There are 9,675 vaccinated children in the district. Poudel said that regular vaccination was stopped in April and August due to corona infection.

Similarly, regular vaccination has been stopped in Sainamaina Municipality after the spread of corona infection at the community level, said Hemraj Panthi, Health Coordinator of Sainamaina Municipality. He said that 4,200 children in the municipality are of vaccinating age.

Chief of the Vaccination Division at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Jhalak Sharma, said that no local level should stop vaccination. Dr Sharma said that children should not be deprived of vaccinations as no one knows how long the corona infection will last. According to Dr Sharma, alternative arrangements should be made in case of corona infection in vaccinated health workers.

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