Thursday, 9 December, 2021

COVID vaccination moving smoothly


By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Sept. 29: As the government plans to vaccinate 33 per cent of the target population against COVID-19 by mid-October, the vaccination campaign is going on in full swing across the nation.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), 6,960,828 (32 per cent) people have taken their first dose of vaccine and 6,205,770 (28.5 per cent) people have been fully vaccinated so far. As per the MoHP update, in total, 208,090 doses of vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours.

Similarly, target groups in Rukum East, Manang and Mustang districts have already been fully vaccinated, according to the ministry.     
Meanwhile, the MoHP recorded 1,318 recoveries of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Nepal has now recorded 763,734 cases of recovery.
The MoHP also confirmed 1,158 new COVID-19 cases, of which 904 were detected through PCR tests and 254 through antigen tests.

The nationwide COVID-19 tally through PCR method reached 793,271 and that through antigen reached 901,108.
Of the total 14,003 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, 11,672 were Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) while 2,331 were antigen tests, informed the MoHP.
According to the MoHP, the Kathmandu Valley recorded 383 new infections over that period. Of these, 270 cases were confirmed in Kathmandu, 44 in Bhaktapur and 69 in Lalitpur.

According to the MoHP data, nine districts, including Morang, Jhapa, Sunsari, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Makawanpur, Kaski and Rupandehi have more than 500 active cases each and 19 other districts have more than 200 active cases each.
The active caseload reached 18,422 on Tuesday. Of the active cases, 1,297 patients are admitted to various health facilities while the remaining 17,125 are in home isolation.

As per the latest update, 364 COVID-19 patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) while 120 are under treatment with ventilator support throughout the nation.
The country also reported 12 deaths related to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,115. The recovery rate of COVID-19 has reached 96.3 per cent, active case stands at 2.32 per cent and death rate is 1.40 per cent as of today.