KATHMANDU : The number of coronavirus infected people has surged to 825 in the Tokha municipality with an addition of 29 cases on Sunday alone.
Ward-1 of the northern municipality has recorded the lowest number of 21 cases while ward-3 has the highest number with 95 cases. There are 51 diagnosed cases in ward 2, 43 in ward 4, 86 in ward 5, 91 in ward 6, 80 in ward 7, 94 in ward 8, 55 in ward 9, 66 in ward 10 and 62 in ward 11.
Among the infected, 444 have recovered and returned home, 304 are living in home isolation and 69 are being treated at different hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley, shared municipality’s spokesperson Bachchuraj Basyal. So far, three people in Tokha have lost their lives to the virus. The deceased were from ward 4,6 and 9, Basyal informed. Tokha is second to the Kathmandu metropolis in having the highest number of coronavirus cases.
The municipality has been operating a 17-bed isolation centre at the Tokha Chandeswori primary health centre for the treatment of coronavirus patients. With the rise in the number of cases, an upgrade of the centre will also be carried out, said Tokha mayor Prakash Adhikari.