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Humla sees increasing COVID-19 cases after removal of prohibitory order

2021 Jul 12, 13:57, Humla
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COVID-19 cases have increased in Humla district shortly after the prohibitory order was lifted.

There has been a dense movement of people in the market and elsewhere after the prohibitory order was removed. Moreover, people largely ignored to follow the health protocol and wear facemasks and sanitizers while stepping out of house. As a result, the infection cases have been increasing again, said officiating superintendent of District Hospital, Humla, Dr Tashi Yanjuk Lama.

"The infection rate has been increasing in the past few days. The point may be reached where there is inability to provide treatment if the infection case increases at this rate," he said.

On Sunday alone, five people were tested positive for the Coronavirus. The figure is from 14 antigen tests, tested at the laboratory of the district hospital.

The district hospital cannot endure increasing COVID-19 patients without resources needed to treat them, he said.

At present, four COVID-19 patients are receiving treatment at the hospital, he said. So far, four people have died from the deadly infection in the district. Likewise, 290 infection cases out of 1,980 antigen tests have been reported. Out of which, 43 cases are active while others have been cured from a deadly virus. 

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