Nepal: new #coronavirus daily case rate still closely tied to India’s outbreak

Nepal’s daily coronavirus case is still closely tracking that of its neighbour India, Nepal may also be in need of assistance with medical supplies and equipment to alleviate suffering within the next 7 days.

“Nepal Health Ministry says situation unmanageable as hospitals run out of beds The country’s health system cracks as coronavirus cases surge, crossing the 5,000 mark.” Kathmandu Post Report

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Nepal: rise in #coronavirus cases has similar trajectory to India driven by B117 and B1617

 

More than 5,000 infected children affected by #coronavirus in Islamabad, Pakistan

Hospitals in Islamabad are reporting an overwhelming number of patients in the age bracket from the newborns to 10-year old causing alarm for the authorities. The federal capital reported 121 children testing positive for Covid-19 and according to the National Command & Operation Centre so far 5,000 children out of 57,833 cases have tested positive for Covid-19 in the federal capital.

According to the spokesperson of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Dr Waseem Khwaja currently two kids (one is 8-day and the other is 3-month old) are on Oxygen support in the PIMS Children Hospital.

In the prevailing 3rd wave of Covid-19, a total of 15 kids are admitted at PIMS, further said Dr Waseem Khwaja.

About the 8-day baby, he said the baby had contracted virus from the mother. The patient though tested negative on Wednesday, yet feeling difficulty in breathing and therefore is put on Oxygen support

Pakobserver.net report

 

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Pakistan: #coronavirus positivity rate now exceeds 10%

The national positivity ratio of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan shot past 10 per cent on Thursday 25 March 2021 after 3,946 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the country.

According to data issued by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 38,858 tests were conducted in the country during the last 24 hours out of which 3,946 returned as positive, taking the positivity ratio to 10.15 per cent, Geo News reported.

With the new cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 640,988 and the active cases stand at 37,985.

Moreover, the country also registered 63 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the national death toll to 14,028, Geo News reported.

Out of the total cases registered so far, 263,815 cases have been detected in Sindh, 205,314 cases in Punjab, 81,787 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,395 in Balochistan, 53,684 in Islamabad, 12,016 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), and 4,977 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Newindianexpress.com report

 

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White tiger cubs died of #coronavirus, Lahore zoo says

Two tiger cubs who recently died in a Pakistani Zoo appear to have been killed by Covid-19, officials have said.

The two 11-week-old white tiger cubs who lived at Lahore Zoo died four days after beginning treatment for feline panleukopenia virus, a common virus affecting cats’ respiratory systems.

However, an autopsy has revealed severe lung damage, with pathologists concluding they died from Covid-19

Independent report