Two succumb to COVID-19 in Banke, hospitals overwhelmed with new patients

Published On: August 13, 2021 05:41 PM NPT By: Republica

NEPALGUNJ, August 13: Two more people have lost lives due to COVID-19 as hospitals are already overwhelmed with new patients in Banke. 

According to District COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (DCCMC), the deceased are residents of Banke and Kailali districts.

As many as 324 people from the district and 387 people from surrounding districts, who arrived for treatment in Banke, have succumbed to COVID-19 infection so far, DCCMC Focal Person Tej Oli informed Republica.

The rate of COVID-19 infection has increased in Banke in recent days. The number of patients visiting hospitals for treatment has started to increase in Bheri Hospital. 

Although the cases of infection are on the rise, movement of people and vehicles are not restricted by the local authorities. A large number of locals have shown complete disregard of the request of local authorities to follow health safety protocols including the use of facemasks and sanitizers.


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