Update Of September 27 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  September 28, 2020 By: INSEC

The number of COVID-19 infected people have reached 73,394 after additional 1,573 new cases detected positive in Nepal on September 27, 2020. Out of them, 19,794 are females. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 53,898 have been discharged after recovery. On September 27, the rate of recovery reached 73.4% along with the 885 latest discharged after treatment. The ministry reported that 19,019 people are being treated. Till now, the death toll has reached 477. According to the Ministry, 10,123 number of swabs tests were conducted in the past 24 hours.

According to worldometer.com, 33.1 million people have been reported COVID-19 positive worldwide, and about 25 million have been cured and about one million people have died. The COVID-19 has so far affected the United States the most. According to statistics, 7.2 million Americans have been diagnosed COVID-19 positive and more than 200,000 have died. According to worldometer.com, Nepal is ranked 48th among the corona affected countries.

Provincial Reports

In Province 2,

According to Saptari Representative, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, the PCR test of all the people except those sitting in isolation has been stopped after the reagent was depleted in the laboratory of Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj. The hospital has not been able to test anyone other than the corona infected in isolation as there is not even 100 reagent kits left in the laboratory where 300 PCR tests are being done daily. Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Ranjit Kumar Jha, said that they have demanded 1,000 reagents from the laboratory of the provincial hospital Janakpurdham to resume the test. Dr. Jha said that the Ministry of Health and Population, the provincial government and the public health laboratory are working to find reagents.

In Gandaki Province,

According to Tanahu Representative, Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, the Homraj Lohani Sarada Shiksha Sadan Secondary School in Bhanu Municipality-2 has been closed for an indefinite period of time after a person living nearby was confirmed infected with COVID-19.

In Sudur Paschim Province,

According to Baitadi Representative, Nari Badu, the Purchaudi municipality area has been sealed indefinitely after one person died due to COVID-19. An emergency meeting chaired by Deputy Chief of the Municipality Janaki Aira Bam has decided to seal the municipality area until further notice.

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