Update of September 12 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 777,163 after additional 838 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on September 12, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 739,457 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 95.1% along with 1,423 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 7,878 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on September 12, 11% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.3% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,949. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 13 people died on September 12. There are 26,755 people in home isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi East, Baglung, Kaski, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
On September 12, 3,140 people were tested through the antigen process among which 73 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 86,694 people have been diagnosed positive with antigen process. The number of infected, cured, and active cases has not been separated into this number. According to the ministry, 5,166,689 people have been fully vaccinated till September 12.
According to Taplejung representative Devraj Gurung, twenty-seven citizens of Yangma in Faktanglung Rural Municipality-7 have been deprived of the second dose of vaccine against COVID-19. Among them 10 people have been waiting for the second vaccination of Covishield and 17 are waiting for the second dose of Vero Cell vaccines, they have been deprived of vaccination as the vaccination team could not reach them. Assistant Health Worker Mangal Banem told INSEC that he and his office helper Dundu Sherpa of Olaangchungola Health Post, they had left with the vaccination on September 7, 2021, but they couldn’t reach the venue and had to return from midway. Yangma village is on the altitude of 4,200 ft. However, due to the geographical constraints the healthworkers couldn’t reach the spot.
There are 52 people from 13 families living in the village, said rural municipality’s chairperson Saroj Abheng. Of them, 20 are working in the district headquarters and in Kathmandu, while 32 are currently living in Yangma village. The Yangma village in Olaangchungola, borders China and is without communication. Ward Chairperson Cheten Sherpa Bhote has informed that vaccination will be done around the coming Dashain. Ward Chairperson Cheten Sherpa said that there is a possibility of vaccination by the end of August after weather will be clear.
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