COVID-19: CTA reports 121 new cases 2 deaths in the last week, hopeful of vaccinating exiled Tibetans within a month

DHARAMSALA, 11 June: The COVID- 19 Task Force of the Central Tibetan Administration reported 121 new cases and 2 deaths among exiled Tibetans in India and Nepal in the past week.

“A total of 121 exiled Tibetans tested positive for the COVID-19 in the last week while 2 Tibetans have passed away due to the infection after tests were conducted on 2,332 Tibetans in India and Nepal,” Dr Tsering Tsamchoe said during the committee’s weekly briefing.

Dr Tsamchoe further informed that a total of 992 exiled Tibetans from 22 Tibetan settlements in India and 5 from Nepal were under quarantine this week.  Of the lot, 448 are under home quarantine while 504 are under institutional quarantine.

For those under quarantine and home isolation, Dr Tenzin Tsundue advised them to monitor and record their SpO2 level thrice a day to ensure their SpO2 level doesn’t drop below 94 per cent and that hospitalisation may be required on the advice of the doctor when SpO2 level drops below 94. 

He also informed that in cases of fever and pain Paracetamol remains the first choice of doctor’s prescription.

The tally now stands at 4,802 COVID-19 positive cases to date out of which 4,139 have recovered while 124 people have succumbed with 639 active cases.

Palden Dhondup, the Secretary of the CTA’s Health Department and the Chair of the Task Force in his address acknowledged and applauded the innumerous contributions of all the individuals and NGOs since the outbreak of the pandemic.

He is hopeful that the vaccination of the entire exiled Tibetans in India and Nepal will be done in a month. 

So far,13,429 exiled Tibetans in India and Nepal have been received both doses of coronavirus vaccination while 26,451 have received their first dose.

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