Update of September 7 Regarding Corona Virus Infection

  September 8, 2020 By: INSEC

On September 7, an additional 979 cases were diagnosed with which there are now 47, 236 corona virus-infected people in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 30,677 have been discharged after recovery. On September 7, 1,736 were discharged. Out of the total number of infected, 64.9% have recovered. At present, there are 16,259 people being treated in different hospitals nationwide. Till now, the death toll has reached 300. According to the Ministry, in the past 24 hours, 9,218 swabs were tested.

Provincial Reports

In Province 1,

According to the District Representative of Morang, Netra Prasad Adhikari, according to the Ministry of Social Development, PCR tests of 100,348 people have been conducted in Province 1 till September 7. Of those tested so far, 96,171 have tested negative. The ministry said that 4,177 of the PCR tests were positive. According to the ministry, 40,643 people from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Dharan, 31,343 people from Provincial Public Health Laboratory Biratnagar, 25,436 people from Koshi Hospital Biratnagar, 2,891 people from Mechi Hospital Jhapa and 35 people from other laboratories have been tested. In Province 1, the highest numbers of 31,267 people have been tested in Morang. Of those tested, 2,045 were found to be infected. According to the Ministry of Social Development, 23,679 people were tested in Sunsari and 23,585 in Jhapa. PCR testing is being done from four laboratories in Province 1. According to the Ministry, PCR testing has been started in BP from March 31, in Koshi on April 11, Province Public Health Laboratory on May 1, and Mechi Hospital on August 14.

According to the District Representative of Jhapa, Naresh Khati, the ‘special medical ward’ of B&C Hospital in Birtamod Municipality-5 has been sealed after the coronavirus infection was confirmed in the health workers. The ward has been sealed after 12 health workers working at the hospital were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, said Birtamod Mayor Dhruba Kumar Siwakoti. The District Administration Office has extended the prohibitory order in Kamal and Gauriganj rural municipalities till September 12. The district administration has issued a notice that the period of injunction has been extended till September 7 after the expiration of the injunction. It is mentioned in the notice of the order issued by the Chief District Officer that all the vehicles those except the much-needed vehicles, vehicles with government number plates, vehicles carrying construction materials and passing vehicles have been stopped.

In Province 2,

According to the District Representative of Saptari, Manohar Kumar Pokhrel, a meeting of the District Security Committee, Saptari on September 7 has decided to extend the prohibition till midnight on September 14 in Rajbiraj. Ananda Kumar Thakur, administrative officer at the District Administration Office, Saptari, said that the ban has been extended from Khado River in the east, Chhinnamasta Dairy in the west, Koshi Pump Chandra Canal in the north and Bageshwori Temple in the south. In other areas of the district, even if the ban is lifted, it is necessary to operate the much-needed shops without crowding by adopting health safety measures, to operate private vehicles with odd and even rule, and city rickshaws to operate with maximum two passengers. It has been stated that banks and financial institutions can operate hotels and restaurants can resume their delivery and takeaway services.

According to the District Representative of Siraha Representative Durga Pariyar, a 62-year-old man from Mirchaiya Municipality-5 died on September 7 while undergoing treatment in the isolation ward of Janakpurdham Provincial Hospital and another 87-year-old man from Golbazar Municipality-3 died on September 7 while undergoing treatment in the isolation ward of Teaching Hospital Kathmandu. The men of Mirchaiya were in the quarantine conducted by Mirchaiya Municipality. His swab was collected on September 4 and the report was positive on September 7. He was taken to Janakpur for treatment on the same day. The body has been managed in Mirchaiya Municipality on September 1. The locals had obstructed the management of the body. Similarly, the men of Golbazar had gone to the teaching hospital on September 3 for the treatment of fever. On the same day, while collecting swabs, the report was positive and he was treated in isolation. His body was managed at Pashupati in Kathmandu.

According to the District Representative of Sarlahi, Budhan Sah, a 38-year-old man living in Sundarpur of Chakraghata Rural Municipality -3 has died. The man died on September 7 while undergoing treatment at the ICU of Narayani Hospital in Birgunj, Parsa district. The deceased was admitted to hospital on August 22 after he was diagnosed with chronic diabetes and further health problems. Chief District Officer of Sarlahi District Surendra Poudel said that he tested positive for corona at Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birgunj. Chairperson of the Chakraghata Rural Municipality Bikram Raya Yadav said that the body was managed by the Nepal Army on the evening of September 7. At the same time, the number of deaths due to corona infection in Sarlahi has reached five.

According to the District Representative of Parsa Krishna Chandra Lamichhane, a 54-year-old man from Birgunj Metropolitan-30 Lalparsa died at 1 pm on September 7 while undergoing treatment in the ICU of Birgunj Healthcare COVID Hospital. He was admitted to Birgunj Health Care Hospital by Narayani Hospital on September 3 with diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and kidney-related problems. The hospital said that he also underwent dialysis of his kidney during the treatment. He was also diagnosed with pneumonia during the treatment.

In Province 5,

According to the District Representative of Banke, Smriti Devkota, a 59-year-old man of Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan-9 of Banke died on September 7 while undergoing treatment at Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kohalpur. He was working in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan when he had a health problem. He is also said to have diabetes and heart-related diseases. At the same time, the number of deaths due to corona infection in Banke has reached seven.

According to the District Representative of Bardiya Man Bahadur Chaudhary, the Bansgadhi Municipality has issued a prohibitory order on September 7 after 42 workers of CG Food Company in Bansgadhi Municipality-3 were found to be infected with the coronavirus. The municipality has issued a notice regarding the prohibition on September 7 stating that 42 workers of CG Food Company are from wards 2 to 9. Chief of Bansgadhi Municipality Salikaram Adhikari said that a prohibition has been issued in coordination with the District Disaster Management Committee and Bansgadhi Municipality Disaster Management Committee to prevent further transmission of the coronavirus. The chief officer said that swabs were being collected by identifying the people who came in contact with the infected. A prohibition order has been issued for the prevention and control of possible infections as per Section 2 of the Infectious Diseases Act, 2020 and Section 6 (3) of the Local Administration Act, 2028 BS. Chief District Officer Liladhar Adhikari has urged to take precaution to prevent further spread of infection at the community level in the municipal area.

According to the District Representative of Kapilvastu, Parbati Acharya, the ongoing lockdown in the district will be flexible from September 8. A meeting of the District Corona Crisis Management Committee held on September 7 has decided to open all the shops except hotels and tea shops. Earlier, all shops and markets in the district were closed. It has been decided to keep all the shops open from 8 am to 1 pm from September 8 to August 12 and to implement the system in private vehicles. Chief District Officer Dirgha Narayan Poudel said that public transport will be completely closed.

According to the District Representative of Palpa, Yagya Murti Timilsina, the Palpa Hospital has been sealed from September 7 after the corona was confirmed in the patients being treated at the District Hospital, Palpa. An 82-year-old woman from Tansen Municipality-11, who has been undergoing treatment at the hospital for a year, has been diagnosed with corona infection on September 7, said the hospital. In Palpa, corona infection has been confirmed in 16 people on September 7 alone. According to the health office, 12 of them are community-level persons.

Karnali Province

According to the District Representative of Rukum West, Manisha KC, a person in the custody of the District Police Office has been infected with corona. The corona has been confirmed in a 25-year-old youth of Musikot Municipality-4 who was arrested in a murder case, said Ishwor Rawal, Corona Focal Person of the Health Service Office. The Musikot Municipality had collected swabs of 147 people on September 3 and sent them to Surkhet for testing. DSP Thaga Bahadur KC of District Police Office Rukum West informed that seven persons were staying in the same room with the infected youth. He said the corona-infected youth showed no symptoms of the corona. At the same time, the number of corona cases in Rukum West has reached 65. Of them, 55 have already recovered, said Corona Focal Person Rawal.

According to the District Representative of Jumla, Mandatta Rawal, the Karnali provincial assembly member has been infected by corona. He was diagnosed with the infection while undergoing a swab test at Karnali Health Sciences Academy Teaching Hospital, Jumla. He said that he is currently in home isolation as his corona is positive and his health condition is normal. Similarly, five more people, including those MPs, have been infected with a corona in Jumla on September 6 and 7.

In Sudur Paschim Province,

According to the District Representative of Doti, Basudev Joshi, a curfew has been imposed in the district for one more week to prevent the spread of corona infection at the community level. The District Administration Office, Doti, had earlier issued a restraining order against the spread of Coronavirus at the community level from September 3 to midnight on September 4. According to the District Administration Office, action will be taken in accordance with Section 3 of the Infectious Diseases Act 2020 and Sub-section 3 of Section 6 of the Local Administration Act 2028 if found violating the injunction. Similarly, after the increase in corona infection at the community level, the Baddikedar rural municipality will also be affected from  September 7 to September 12.

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