Chitwan in COVID-19 red zone

Published On: January 17, 2022 04:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, Jan 17: The District COVID-19 Control and Management Committee has put Chitwan in the COVID-19 red zone (high risk area) following an increasing number of infection cases, according to the district health office.

The district has recorded 828 active infection cases with 190 in the past 24 hours. The active caseload numbers shot up from 82 on 9 January to 190 on 16 January.

The infection cases on Sunday were from the total 501 COVID-19 tests, according to the health office.

At present, the infection rate is 37 percent, said the Public Health Officer Gitanjali Dhakal. Of the active infected, 26 have been admitted to hospitals and 802 are in self-isolation at their homes.

So far in the district, 26,803 infected people have been free of the deadly virus while the death toll from the infection stands at 437.


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