History of Covid-19:
According to some Phylogenetic, SARS-COV-2 arose in October or November 2019. Some evidence also suggests that it was descended from the wild bats and spread to humans through an intermediary wildlife host. There are many rumors and possibilities that the virus was accidentally released from a laboratory.
Coronavirus disease (Covid-19 ) is an infectious disease that is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Covid-19 or coronavirus was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.
The spread of infection from human to human was driven by December 2019. Cases of 41 were confirmed in January 2020. The diseases have spread worldwide and are leading to the pandemic in the current situation and took the lives of many.
Signs and Symptoms:
Symptoms may vary from one person to another. Some will recover without special treatment whereas some will become seriously ill and require medical attention.
Common symptoms of this virus include:
· Loss of smell and taste
· Runny nose
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
Some also experience difficulty in breathing, nasal congestion, and loss of appetite.
The symptoms may change over time and people with the same infection may have different symptoms.
Increasing Cases in Nepal:
The virus is spreading very fast and it is creating a devasted scenario in the entire world. However the vaccine is available and the vaccination program is running throughout the world, new variants are also increasing.
Total cases of 2205 were confirmed on Wednesday and the nationwide infection tally to 959,775 whereas, 12 people died from the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry.
According to the Health Ministry Nepal, the death toll in the country now reached to 11,764. The number of active cases are 69,287.
And the death toll reaches to 11,743 since the pandemic began.
The pandemic is supposed to be beyond control if the positivity rate, or the number of tests that return positive for every 100 tests, is more than 5 percent, according to the World Health Organization.
However, the number of active cases in Nepal stands at 69,287 and the rate of infection positivity is 33.92 percent.
878,720 infected people have recovered from the diseases so far.
270 individuals infected with the virus were being treated in intensive care units across the country, on Wednesday.
Other 52, 6 in province1, two in Madhesh Pradesh, 37 in Bagmati, Three in Sudurpaschim and two each in Lumbini and Gandaki were on ventilator support.
Similarly, 3657 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Tuesday and 3,472 cases were confirmed on Monday.
How does the Virus spread?
The virus can spread easily from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid practices when they cough, sneeze, speak. Sing or breathe.
You can also be infected if you come in the contact with the people who are suffering from the virus, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
The virus spreads easily indoors and in crowded areas.
Solutions for minimization of virus:
The covid-19 virus is deadly and is creating several problems in various sectors. We should be united for the minimization of these viruses.
To prevent the spread of Covid-19:
· Wear a mask in public where the areas are crowded.
· Maintain a distance from others.
· Clean your hands often with soap and water.
· Get vaccinated.
· Clean your hands with sanitizer or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently.
· Stay home and far from crowded area
· Avoid gatherings.
Conclusion on CoVID 19 in Nepal
Although the vaccination speeds up the spread of the Covid 19 virus is not stopping. The Omicron variant of the virus hits Nepal as well. The covid 19 cases increasing day by day. Nepal Health ministry official website
Writer- Garima Bhandari
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