Coronavirus — 381 More Cases in Nepal

  • With this increase, the total number of infected people in the country has reached 21,390 so far.
  • In the last 24 hours, 6,359 tests were performed using the PCR method, according to the ministry.
  • In India, coronavirus is on the rise in Punjab.

Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population said on Wednesday afternoon that COVID-19 has been confirmed in 381 people in different places of Nepal, and two people have died. At the same time, the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 60. Among those infected, 150 are from Parsa district and 50 from Kathmandu Valley.

The first case of COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed in Nepal on 23 January 2020 when a 31-year-old student, who had returned to Kathmandu from Wuhan on 9 January, tested positive for the disease. As of 6 August 2020, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has confirmed a total of 21,750 cases, 15,389 recoveries, and 65 deaths in the country.

With this increase, the total number of infected people in the country has reached 21,390 so far. Jageshwor Gautam told a daily press briefing held in Kathmandu. According to the ministry, the number of people infected with the virus is 6,174.

A coronavirus infection has been confirmed in a post-mortem examination of an 18-year-old woman from Parsa who died on the way to the National Hospital for treatment of diarrhea on Monday. Similarly, a 46-year-old man of Birgunj Metropolitan City Ward No. 15 died of coronavirus infection in Parsa.

He died on Wednesday morning at Narayani Hospital.  COVID-19 was confirmed on July 6 in the men who had collected swabs for PCR examination on July 4. He was admitted to the hospital with cough, fever, and respiratory problems.

Birgunj Prison Chief Also Infected

Among the infected in Parsa, 147 are in the laboratory of Narayani Hospital, two in Kathmandu, and one in Bhaktapur. According to a test conducted at the laboratory of Narayani Hospital in Birgunj, there are 17 inmates in Bara Simara Quarantine, including the head of Birgunj Prison, inmates, and staff.

There were 27 inmates, including police, army, and metropolitan employees. Among those infected ranged from 5-year-olds to 74-year-olds. According to news sources, the number of infected people in Parsa has reached over 700.

In the last 24 hours, 6,359 tests were performed using the PCR method, according to the ministry. During that period, 130 people were cured, and the number of those infected became more than 15,000. The number of PCR tests done so far has exceeded four lakh. At present, 9,925 people are in quarantine in various parts of the country.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a method widely used to rapidly make millions to billions of copies of a specific DNA sample, allowing scientists to take a very small sample of DNA and amplify it to a large enough amount to study in detail. Viral DNA can be detected by PCR, for example, a variant of PCR (RT-PCR) is used for detecting Sars-Cov-2 viral genome.

Coronavirus Rage Continues in Punjab

In India, coronavirus is on the rise in Punjab. As per the information, about 32 people have come positive with coronavirus in Ferozepur district today, and many infected people are yet to come. This may lead to a further increase in the number of patients.

Many of these patients are from Ferozepur city. Officials from the health department in Ferozepur said that infected people have been quarantined, and the people they have been in contact with can be traced.

The fact is that the number of coronavirus patients in Punjab has crossed 19,970. As per the data released so far in Punjab, 2,093 cases were reported in Amritsar, 4,176 in Ludhiana, 2,709 cases of coronavirus in Jalandhar, 1,180 cases in Sangrur, 2,185 cases in Patiala, 850 cases in Mohali, and 669 cases in Gurdaspur.

The good news is that 46,121 people have been cured so far, bringing the number of healthy people to 13,28,337. According to the health ministry, the recovery rate has reached 67.62 percent, and the death rate is 2.07 percent.

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