Update of September 6 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  September 7, 2020 By: INSEC

On September 6, an additional 980 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 46, 257 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 28,941 have been discharged after recovery. On September 6, 1,814 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 62.6% have recovered. At present, there are 17,027 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 289. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 10,382 swabs were tested.

Provincial Reports

In Province 1,

According to the District Representative of Morang, Netra Prasad Adhikari, A 70-year-old man of Biratnagar Metropolitan City-2 has died due to coronavirus infection. According to the hospital administration, he died while undergoing treatment at Koshi Hospital, Biratnagar. He died on the way to the hospital with fever, cough and respiratory problems. Medical Superintendent of Koshi Hospital, Dr Chuman Lal Das, said that the infection was confirmed in the report after collecting the swab of the deceased and examining the corona. The number of deaths due to coronavirus infection in Biratnagar has reached 14.

According to the District Representative of Sunsari, Jayakrishna Yadav, six people in police custody at the Area Police Office, Dharan have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. Earlier, a youth in the custody of the area police had contracted corona. Chief of the Health Division of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan Umesh Mehta said that six people were found to be infected during the test based on contact tracing.

According to the District Representative of Ilam, Kokila Dhakal, the Chulachuli Municipality has issued a public notice to close other non-essential services till September 10 as the risk of coronavirus has increased due to obstruction in the flow of services other than essential services. As the number of people infected with the coronavirus is increasing in Damak Municipality, Kamal Municipality and Shivasatakshi Municipality, it has been decided to stop the flow of services to reduce the risk, said Rural Municipality Chairman Pradip Chandra Rai.

In Province 2,

According to the District Representative of Saptari, Manohar Kumar Pokharel, the district court judge, his security guard, two employees and three employees of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) have been confirmed to be infected with corona on September 6. Medical Superintendent Dr Ranjit Kumar Jha said that the swabs collected from Saptari and Siraha had to be tested from a PCR machine in the laboratory at Rajbiraj. According to the Health Office, Saptari, the test reports of 1,318 people have not been received till September 6.

According to the District Representative of Dhanusha, Dipendra Prasad Singh, a meeting held under the chairmanship of District Security Committee Chairman and Dhanusha Chief District Officer Prem Prasad Bhattai on September 6 has decided to extend the prohibition till September 13.

According to the District Representative of Rautahat, Kopila Timilsina, a meeting of the COVID 19 Crisis Management Centre held on September 5 has given continuity to the prohibition with effect from September 7 to mid-September. The District Administration Office, Rautahat has issued a notice in this regard on September 6.

In Bagmati Province,

The province’s social development ministry has stated that there has been 290 infected in Kathmandu, 32/32 in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, 30 in Chitwan, 35 in Makwanpur, 10 in Dhading, seven in Dolakha, two in Sindhuli, one each in Sindhupalchowk and Kavrepalanchok.

At the same time, the number of infected people in the province has reached 10,991. Of them, 2,391 have returned home after treatment while 8,118 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals and isolation centres. The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 81 in the province.

According to the District Representative of Dolakha, Udhhab Pokharel, a one-week prohibition has been issued in Bhimeshwar Municipality saying that the number of corona cases has increased. A meeting of the District Level Crisis Management Centre chaired by Chief District Officer Bhim Kant Sharma on September 5 imposed the prohibition after four children, including three children and a health worker from the same family were confirmed to be infected with the corona. Chief District Officer Bhim Kant Sharma said that the meeting decided to impose a complete prohibition on Bhimeshwar Municipality by adopting high vigilance to prevent further spread of Corona infection.

In Gandaki Province,

According to the District Representative of Gorkha, Hariram Upreti, a 75-year-old woman who died while undergoing treatment at Gorkha Hospital on September 5 has been confirmed to have corona infection, said Information Officer at Gorkha Hospital Krishna Dhakal. Corona was traced to the woman’s family members on September 21, after she was spotted. The body of the deceased has been managed by the Nepal Army, according to the hospital. The hospital’s emergency services have been shut down since his death.

In Province 5,

According to the District Representative of Dang, Jaya Narayan Pun, the prohibition, which was issued on August 29 to prevent corona infection, has been extended for another week. A meeting of the district-level Corona Crisis Management Centre held in Ghorahi on September 6 decided to extend the prohibition for a week but the market would be open from 6 am to 12 noon every day and closed after 12 noon, said Chief District Officer Govinda Prasad Rijal. According to Rijal, the prohibition has been extended from September 7 to 13. It has been decided to operate private transport under forced numbers. Similarly, it has been decided to operate the prohibition in the presence of a limited number of employees till 12 noon every day.

In Karnali Province,

According to the District Representative of Surkhet, Durga Thapa, all the services provided by Rashtriya Prohibitionijya Prohibitionk Surkhet have been suspended for one week after the corona infection was confirmed in an employee. Manager of the prohibition, Lila Ram Dhungana, said that all the services have been suspended for one year with effect from September 6 as a positive report was received from the staff working in the cash branch at the State Hospital and Veterinary Disease Investigation Laboratory on September 6. According to him, the corona-infected staff is being treated in isolation at the State Hospital, Surkhet.

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