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Nepal witnesses “alarming rate of growth” of Covid cases

Kathmandu Valley is no exception


20 January 2022  

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KATHMANDU: Nepal has been witnessing an “alarming rate of growth” of Covidcases of late with the country recording over 11 thousand news cases on Wednesday.

This is the largest number of new Covid infections since the start of the third wave of the pandemic.

The number of cases in the country continues to increase at an alarming rate.

As the infection rate is spreading rapidly across the country, the situation in the Kathmandu Valley is alarming, according to the Ministry of Health.

According to the data released by the ministry in the last 10 days, 54.96 percent of the infected people confirmed on a daily basis have been found in three districts of the Kathmandu Valley –Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

In the last 10 days, 53 thousand 746 people have been infected from all over the country while 29 thousand 539 people have been confirmed infected in the Kathmandu Valley alone.

While 11 thousand 352 people were confirmed to be infected across the country on Wednesday, 6 thousand 263 people have been infected in the Kathmandu Valley alone.

According to the data, 67.46 percent of the confirmed infections were confirmed in the Kathmandu Valley alone.

Dr. Manisha Rawal, Director of Teku Hospital, said 15,000 to 20,000 new cases could be added daily.

She said even the World Health Organization (WHO) has projected that in the next few weeks, the number of coronavirus cases in the country could be 15,000 to 20,000 daily.

Bearing this in mind, the government has decided to close the recreation areas till January 30 to reduce the congestion in public places.

Entertainment areas, including theaters, dance bars, gyms, rehearsals and futsal, have been closed.

Likewise, Dr. Ravi Shakya, Director of Patan Hospital, said that the infection rate could be higher in the fourth week of January.

He believes that the corona infection rate will increase with the increase in cold.

“Currently, only 80 doctors working at Patan Hospital are in home isolation due to corona infection. The number might increase, but we have kept the medical students in readiness so that there is no problem in treatment,” he said.

The Ministry of Health says there are currently 8,202 isolation beds, 3,846 HDUs, 2,797 ICUs, and 1,008 ventilator beds across the country.

Publish Date : 20 January 2022 07:30 AM

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