Province 1 sees 3,311 COVID-19 cases; death rate stands at around 1 percent
August 31, 2020 12:35 PM NPT
Province 1 has witnessed 3,311 cases of coronavirus until Monday morning
ITAHARI, Aug 31: According to the Corona Information Desk of Province-1 under the Office of Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, out of total infected, 2,438 are males and 873 are females. Among them, 1534 patients - 1240 males and 294 females - have been discharged after recovery.
The respiratory infection is spread in all 14 districts of the province. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa and Udayapur are the top four districts with the largest infection tally of 1624, 686, 571 and 115 respectively. Each of the remaining 11 hilly districts has a two-digit tally of the pandemic patients with Ilam leading by largest casesof 87.
As of Monday morning, Province 1 has recorded 32 deaths - 26 males and six females. This accounts for around 1 per cent of the total cases so far.
Province 1 has speeded up its testing capacity, informed Dr Suresh Mehta, the chief of the Public Health Division at the Social Development Ministry of Province 1. ''We are carrying more than 1,500 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests on a daily basis from our four functioning laboratories of Sunsari, Morang and Jhapa.''