State now has 498 active cases with 2,481 patients having recovered so far
The tally of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in Uttarakhand crossed 3000 figure mark on Friday. The state health department reported 64 patients of the disease on the day which pushed the patient count to 3048. The discharge of 76 patients from different hospitals of the state on Friday also brought down the number of active patients in the state below 500. The state now has 498 active patients of the disease. A total of 2481 patients have so far recovered from the disease. The doubling rate in Uttarakhand is 53.98 days now which also is a healthy sign. Out of the total 62340 samples taken for Covid-19 test, 4.66 percent have tested positive in the state.
On the day the authorities reported 21 new patients of the disease in Dehradun. Here one health care worker was also found positive for the disease. In Nainital district 13 new patients of the disease were detected while 12 patients were reported in Udham Singh Nagar district. Similarly eight patients were reported from Almora and three patients were found in Bageshwar district. Two patients each were reported from Haridwar, Chamoli and Champawat districts while one patient was found in Pithoragarh district.
The authorities discharged 14 patients each from Dehradun and Pauri districts on Friday while 13 patients each were discharged from Haridwar and Tehri districts. From Udham Singh Nagar ten patients were discharged while five patients were discharged from Almora district. Three patients from Chamoli and two each from Bageshwar and Champawat districts were also discharged from the hospitals on the day.
CM allots Rs 11.25 Crore to improve testing
To increase the sample testing capacity of the labs of Government Medical Colleges of Haldwani, Dehradun and Srinagar the state administration released a sum of Rs 11.25 Crore on Friday. Each of these medical colleges would individually receive a budget of Rs 3.75 Crores. The amount would be spent on purchasing new machines and other related equipment for testing. Chief Minister (CM) Trivendra Singh Rawat had directed the state administration to provide budget to these three medical colleges of the state so that they can further augment their sample testing capabilities. It is pertinent to mention here that the labs of these three medical colleges have done majority of tests of Covid-19 in the state. The decision to further strengthen testing facilities in three medical colleges labs of the state assumes significance since a total of 5753 samples of suspected patients are yet to be tested in the state.
Saturday, 04 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun