Forty-nine persons infected with coronavirus who are receiving treatment at Bheri Hospital, Nepalgunj have become serious.
Among 74 infected ones receiving treatment at Covid-19 ward, 49 have critical condition while seven are being treated with ventilator support, according to Tej Oli, resource persons at district Covid-19 crisis management centre.
Banke district alone has recorded 59 fatalities due to Covid-19 while the total death in the district has reached 93. Currently, there are 282 active positive cases of infection.
This morning, a 31-year-old man from Gurbhakot Municipality-13 of Surkhet died from Covid-19 during treatment at Bheri Hospital. The man returned from India a week back was tested positive for coronavirus, resource person Oli added.
In this connection, the district crisis management centre has decided to set up and operate 50-bed isolation centre in each local level, resume the isolation centres with 120 beds in Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis, ensure an ambulance standby at each local level, augment human resources to manage 142 isolation wards at Bheri Hospital and arrange holding centres, according to Chief District Officer Shiva Ram Gelal.
Source: National News Agency Nepal