July 12, 2021 12:26 PM NPT
KHOTANG, July 12: As many as 1,654 infected people in Khotang district have recovered from COVID-19. The total number of infected cases in the region were 2,081 till Sunday, out of which 1,654 have recovered.
According to Punya Prasad Sigdel, chief of the district's health office, the number of recoveries were recorded from 10 local administrations along with 9 deaths and 394 active cases of COVID-19.
However, the decrease in the number of infected cases is believed to have been caused due to the government's failure to conduct sufficient amounts of PCR and antigen testing in the district. In addition to this, the resumption of public movements, government offices and markets have increased without maintaining proper health and safety measures.
So far, 668 infected people in Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality have recovered from COVID-19. Likewise, 230 in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality, 105 in Rawabesi Rural Municipality, 83 in Kepilasgadhi Rural Municipality, 122 in Aiselukharka Rural Municipality, 70 in Jantedhunga Rural Municipality, 68 in Khoteyhang Rural Municipality, 175 in Sakela Rural Municipality, 118 in Diprung Chuichumma Rural Municipality and 25 in Barahapokhari Rural Municipality have recovered from the contagious disease as well. Among the 7,068 antigen tests and 1,908 PCR tests conducted in the district, 2,081 people tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Sigdel, there are currently 146 infected cases of COVID-19 in Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality, 35 in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality, 24 in Rawabesi Rural Municipality, 14 in Kepilasgadhi Rural Municipality, 70 in Aiselukharka Rural Municipality, 49 in Khoteyhang Rural Municipality, 14 in Sakela Rural Municipality, 48 in Diprung Chuichumma Rural Municipality and 4 in Barahapokhari Rural Municipality.
In addition, 33 health workers in two municipalities and eight rural municipalities have been infected by the deadly virus so far.
According to the district’s health office, as many as five infected patients have died in Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality and one each in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality, Aiselukharka Rural Municipality, Rawabesi Rural Municipality and Kepilasgadhi Rural Municipality. Similarly, 24 patients who were referred to outer districts for treatment have succumbed to COVID-19 as well. There are currently 12 people undergoing treatment in institutional isolation centers and 382 in home isolation.