COVID-19 infection rate decreasing in Nepal

Published On: January 29, 2022 09:49 AM NPT By: Pabitra Sunar

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Statistics from the Ministry of Health and Population show that the corona infection rate in Nepal has been declining for the past few days. The transmission rate, which stood at 50.8 percent on January 23, is slowly declining.

Of the samples tested, 48.7 percent were infected on January 25, 46.3 percent on January 26, 41.5 percent on January 27 and 36.8 percent on January 28. In this way, the infection rate seems to have decreased by 14 percentage points in a period of six days. According to the data, the infection rate has been decreasing by two to four percentage points every day since January 23.

Similarly, Of the 19,869 samples tested in the last 24 hours, 6,827 have been confirmed infected. The number of infected people was 8,017 on the previous day. There are currently 90,242 active cases of COVID-19 across the country.

"After a few days of recovering from a common fever and flu, many have been treated at home itself," said Dr Sher Bahadur Pun, chief of the Clinical Research Unit at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku.

“The infection rate has been declining after three weeks in other countries affected by the Omicron variant including India, and the infection rate in Nepal has been decreasing for a few days now too,” Dr Pun said.  

Senior Respiratory and Chest Specialist of T.U Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Dr. Santa Kumar Das says that Omicron has less effect in Nepal as the high-risk population have been vaccinated and as some of them have already become infected by the virus, their bodies have developed immunity against the virus. 


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