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Covid-19 Nepal: One more month is still critical

The Covid-19 situation in January-February 2022 as estimated by the Ministry of Health and Population.
The Covid-19 situation in January-February 2022 as estimated by the Ministry of Health and Population on January 18, 2022.

Kathmandu, January 18

The government projects one more month is still critical for Nepal as far as the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is concerned.

During a meeting of the Education and Health Committee in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Edipimeology and Disease Control Division chief Dr Krishna Prasad Paudel informed the number of daily new cases could be as high as 20,000 in the next couple of weeks as per the Health Ministry‘s projection.

Around half of them would be symptomatic Covid-19 patients whereas around 1,000 would need hospitalisation.

At the peak, there would be around 14,000 Covid-19 patients at hospitals, according to Paudel. Currently, just around 1,100 patients are hospitalised.

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