Update of September 15 Regarding Corona Virus Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 56,788 after additional 1,459 new cases detected positive in Nepal on September 15, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 40,638 have been discharged after recovery. On September 15, the rate of recovery reached 71.6% along with the 1,062 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that there are 7640 people at home isolation out of 15,779 isolated patients. Till now, the death toll has reached 371. According to the Ministry, 10,375 numbers of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.
According to Bara Representative Bholanath Poudel, a 55-year-old woman from Jitpur Simara Sub-Metropolitan-14 Dumrawana died on September 14 while undergoing treatment at the ICU of Narayani Hospital, Birgunj. She was confirmed COVID-19 positive at Narayani Hospital on September 14. She had diabetes, high blood pressure and pneumonia.
In Bagmati Province,
In this province, 551 people were infected in Kathmandu, 90 in Bhaktapur, four in Dhading, 34 in Lalitpur, 27 in Chitwan, 63 in Makwanpur, nine in Nuwakot, 21 in Kavrepalanchok, three in Ramechhap, eight in Dolakha, two each in Nuwakot and Sindhuli on September 15 . At the same time, the number of infected people in the province has reached 16,721. Of them, 8,392 have returned home after treatment while 8,237 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. So far, the death toll from the COVID-19 has risen to 122 in the province.
According to Bhaktapur Representative Ramesh Giri, the COVID-19 test has been halted due to lack of VTM kits used to collect swabs. The PCR test was being carried out daily by collecting swabs of 200 to 300 suspects and those who came for contact tracing. The collection of swabs has stopped as the Bagmati Provincial government has not sent VTM kits for PCR testing.
According to Lalitpur Representative Dipak Ghimire, the service provided by the Mahalaxmi municipality has been suspended from September 15 to September 20 after the COVID-19 infection was confirmed to a people’s representative of Mahalakshmi Municipality. Chief Administrative Officer of the municipality, Purushottam Sapkota, said that it has been decided to close all the services except the most essential services provided by the municipality. Dr. Khageshwor Gelal, chief of the health office in Lalitpur, said that the COVID-19 infection was confirmed to the representative who is being treated at the isolation of Kist Medical College and Hospital in Imadol. According to Kist Hospital, he is deficient in oxygen and has a fever. His family members have also been confirmed to have COVID-19.
In Gandaki Province,
According to Kaski Representative Sushan Ghimire, a 70-year-old man of Pokhara Metropolitan City-9 died from Corona on September 15 while undergoing treatment. He was admitted to Manipal Teaching Hospital on September 10 and was confirmed to be COVID-19 positive on September 13. He was suffering from cancer. So far, the number of deaths from corona in Pokhara has reached eight, while 10 people have died in Kaski district, including one each in Annapurna and Madi rural municipality.
In Province 5,
According to Rupendehi Representative, Rima BC, a 47-year-old woman of Kapilbastu in Shivaraj Municipality-5 has died at Lumbini Provincial Hospital, Butwal on September 14 due to COVID-19. She was admitted to the hospital on September 6 after suffering from fever, cough and respiratory problems. According to Dr. Bishnu Gautam, Information Officer at Lumbini Provincial Hospital, Butwal, she died on September 14 while undergoing treatment. She had been suffering from kidney disease for a long time.
According to Rolpa Representative Harisara Gharti, the spread of COVID-19 has been increasing in Runtigadhi rural municipality since September 13. Rural Municipality Chairperson Bala Ram Budha said that the area was sealed from September 13 to September 20. He said that all the offices within the rural municipality, which has nine wards, have been closed and entry and exit from the rural municipality have been completely stopped.
In Karnali Province,
According to Surkhet Representative Durga Thapa, the service from the accounting branch of Birendranagar Municipality has been suspended for eight days after corona was confirmed among the employees. Executive Officer of Birendranagar Municipality Tikaram Dhakal has issued a press release on September 14 stating that the service provided by the Accounts’ Branch has been suspended till September 22.
In Sudur Paschim Province,
According to Kailali Representative Mainamoti Chaudhary, the ward office of Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan-14 has been sealed for the period from September 13 to September 14 after COVID-19 was confirmed in an employee. Ward Chairperson Ram Bajari Chaudhary said that the ward office will be sealed from September 14 to September 19 after COVID-19 was confirmed in the ward office’s staff in a sample test conducted at Seti Provincial Hospital. Earlier, COVID-19 had been confirmed in 25 people of the ward and also in the staffs of the ward office.
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