In the last 24 hours, Nepal has reported 311 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of infection cases in the country to 19,063.
Lately, a patient lost life while undergoing treatment for the coronavirus infection, taking the death toll to 49.
However, 121 patients were discharged from various hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 13,875 patients have recovered successfully. Currently, there are only 5,139 active cases in the country.
While the global countries are reeling under severe implications of coronavirus pandemic with new highs in fresh cases, Nepal has somehow escaped the worst so far.
The coronavirus recovery rate in Nepal stands at 72.8% and the fatality rate is at 0.3%. While the global average fatality rate is 4.1%.
However, the WHO has warned Nepal that the meager coronavirus cases seem to be a tranquillity before chaos as the widespread community transmission has not yet started in the country.
Dr. Jos Vandelaer, WHO Representative in Nepal, expressed that there is limited community spread but no widespread community transmission in Nepal.
He said that even the cluster of coronavirus cases in Birgunj is due to a local transmission chain.
“Nepal has not yet entered the stage of widespread community transmission, although some degree of person to person spread in the community is inevitably present even in the phase of sporadic transmission,” said Dr. Jos.
According to him, the nation has the lowest infection rate as the person to person transmission in the community has not yet become widespread.
“All across the country and in Bagmati province, the daily cases are not increasing exponentially, and the 7-day average is flattening out. These are all good signs, but there is absolutely no room for complacency. This may be the lull before the storm, and Nepal must be prepared for the worst,” added Dr. Jos.
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