As Nepal continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic with the infections crossing 18,700 mark and deaths at 48, Sindhupalchowk district has declared itself to be free from the virus.
On July 27, Sindhupalchowk announced that the last of its coronavirus patients had recovered with its health officials revealing there were no active cases in the district.
“All 65 COVID-19 patients in the district have returned home after recovery. We don’t have any active cases of COVID-19 for now,” said Senior Public Health Officer, Durgadutta Chapagain.
So far, the district has reported 67 COVID-19 cases including two death cases. However, most of the infected people were foreign migrants.
Meanwhile, 15 people returned from Kathmandu, Bara, Syangja, Bhojpur and Dolakha, and six people within the district tested positive for COVID-19.
A female from Barabise Rural Municipality was the first case of COVID-19 in the district on April 13. She died while undergoing treatment, becoming the first COVID-19 death in Nepal.
According to the District Administration Office, 1,504 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests were conducted in Sindhupalchowk.
As of today, 44 individuals are staying in various quarantine facilities across the district.