The coronavirus pandemic doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon as the global coronavirus infections crossed a 10-million mark on June 28.
The world has witnessed the grim milestone after a single-day record of 189,077 cases were registered over the past 24 hours.
As of today, there are 10,243,859 coronavirus positive cases around the world. The number of fatalities has crossed the 5 lakh-mark and stood at 504,410.
On a good note, the global recovery cases are more than active cases. At present, the recovery cases stand at 5,553,495, while the active cases are at 4,185,954.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal has recorded 463 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the country’s total count to 12,772.
Meanwhile, 179 patients were recovered from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, the total recovery cases in the country reached 3,013.
Currently, 9,731 people are in isolation and 61,731 in quarantines across the country.
According to the MoHP, the Nepali Government has performed 210,876 sample tests through the PCR method so far.
Lately, a 29-year-old man died while undergoing treatment in Lalitpur district, taking the coronavirus death toll in the country to 29.
“Even though the patient died on June 27, his PCR report came out positive on June 29,” said Khageshwor Gelal, Chief of Lalitpur District Health Office.
According to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), the coronavirus has infected around 26,227 Nepali migrant workers stranded in various foreign countries and killed 158.
However, 18,700 Nepalis living abroad were recovered from the coronavirus.
According to NRNA, among the total infected Nepali migrant workers, over 8000 cases were reported in the Gulf countries.
However, the Nepali Government has rescued and repatriated only over 11,000 Nepalis so far.
Poor sanitation, ill-furnished rooms, inadequate medical attention, and improper food at the quarantine and isolation facilities afflict people more than the coronavirus pandemic.
“The health workers hardly visit the centers and the infected people in the isolation wards are not getting any medical attention,” complains the people at quarantined in Rautahat and Sarlahi districts, the most affected districts in the country.
As of June 28, Rautahat district has recorded 1,343 Covid-19 cases, the highest in the country, and Sarlahi has 649 cases.
“We are treated like animals here. The room doesn’t have a lock, so how will our security be ensured? There are mosquitos everywhere, but we are not even provided a net,” exclaimed a woman who had recently returned from Kuwait.
Over 800 people are staying in around 100 quarantine centers and over 700 people in 12 isolation facilities in the Rautahat district.