COVID-19 infection rate slightly on decline

27 May 2021, Kathmandu

 The COVID-19 infection rate has declined gradually of late in the country.

According to Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) sources, the infection rate has gone down by five percent as there was 70 percent out of 100 recorded on the basis of PCR tests conducted last week.

The infection rate has been recorded 65 percent this week. The KMC has intensified that PCR test bid establishing 16 stalls in five centers in the KMC.

PCR tests are carried out on about 600 individuals daily in the initiations of the KMC in all its 32 wards. According to KMC Public Health Department Lab Technician Radhika Kuikel, the KMC has reached the public for the symptomatic patients for the health checkup.

She added that the KMC has managed free-of-cost ambulance services to the needy COVID-19 patients and other kinds of serious patients as well.

For this purpose, the KMC has managed the hotline number at 1180.

Of the total 59 thousand 445 infected persons, 47 thousand 997 have recovered so far in the metropolitan city.

There are 11 thousand 43 active cases of the virus infection in the KMC.

So far 405 patients have lost their lives to the virus infection. According to KMC, 10 thousand 368 infected persons are in home isolation, 128 in institutional isolations while 546 are under treatment at various hospitals in the KMC.

The KMC has made an agreement with different 12 hospitals to provide financial supports to them for strengthening the capacity and improving the treatment system.

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