Among those infected with coronavirus in the country, so far 80 per cent have shown no severe symptoms related to the virus. They tested positive despite their health condition being normal.
Only a few among the infected have shown symptoms like common cold. Among those who died due to coronavirus in the country, some were suffering from pneumonia and most of them had prior health complications.
“According to our preliminary estimates, most of the infected people or more than 80 per cent are asymptomatic,” said Deputy-spokesperson for the Health Ministry Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari.
Adhikari said, “Infected people with mild symptoms mainly have dry cough, moderate fever and slight weakness.”
As of yet, four out of five infected people have not shown any symptoms related to Covid-19 while most of the infected admitted in hospitals have mild symptoms that do not require special treatment.
Adhikari added that with the increasing rate of infected persons, they are being admitted at hospitals in order to prevent the spread of virus and to create a panic-free environment in the society.
According to Dr Madan Kumar Upadhyaya, Medical Superintendent of Narayani Hospital in Birgunj, none of the 111 patients admitted at the hospital till Friday have shown any symptoms related to Covid-19.
“All of the admitted coronavirus patients are asymptomatic,” he said. “They have pre-existing health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stomach problems, but no symptoms of Covid-19.”
“Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death among Covid-19 patients in half of the cases in Nepal,” informed Dr Vasudev Pandey, director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division.
According to WHO, about 80 percent of coronavirus patients recover on their own without hospital treatment but one in five infected become seriously ill and have difficulty breathing.
If you have difficulty breathing, chest pain or difficulty to speak or walk with fever and dry cough, you should visit a health facility immediately.
Elderly suffering from high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, cancer and various other medical problems are at a high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus infection.