Monday, August 24, 2020

Koteshwor and Maharajgunj are COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ in Kathmandu

Aug 24: At least 1,411 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in the Kathmandu Metropolis, with more than 100 active cases each in Koteshwor and Maharajgunj areas.

According to a data of the Ministry of Health and Population till August 22, Koteshwor – ward number 32 of Kathmandu Metropolis – has 116 active cases, while Maharajgunj – ward number 3 – has 114 active cases.

Likewise, Sorkhakhutte has reported 94 cases, with at least seven patients recovered from the infection. Kalanki has reported at least 91 cases, followed by 74 cases in Mahaboudha, and 65 in Baluwatar.

Similarly, Naxal has seen 46 cases, while Lazimpat has reported only 10 cases.

However, the ministry has not provided the location of 238 COVID-19 infected patients.

The least affected areas in Kathmandu Metropolis are Nardevi and Bhimsensthan, with only two cases each. Similarly, there are eight cases in Dhobichaur, five in Damaitol, six in Lagan and 10 in Ombahal.

Similarly, Hadigaun has 52 cases, while Boudha and Chabahil have 18 and 31 cases, respectively. Likewise, Tripureshwor, Teku and Kalimati areas have recorded 45, 32, and 63 cases.

The metropolis has already seen eight corona-related deaths. Of the deaths, three are from Baneshwor, two are from Mahabouddha. Likewise, one patient each from Baneshwor, Damaitol, Bhimsensthan, Baluwatar also succumbed to the infection.

source: republica, 24 august 2020