The tally reaches 1655, Tehri witnesses surge in cases
The contagion of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttarakhand is showing no signs of any let up. On Thursday, the state health department reported 93 new patients of the disease which increased the tally of Covid-19 affected patients in Uttarakhand to 1655. One patient of the disease died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rihsikesh on the day which increased the death toll to 16. On Thursday, 55 patients of the disease were discharged from different hospitals of the state after their complete recovery. A total of 886 patients have so far recovered from the disease in Uttarakhand.
On the day a 52 year old man, a resident of Muzaffarnagar (UP) and positive for Covid-19 died at AIIMS Rishikesh. The hospital authorities claim that the cause of death was a liver ailment.
The mountainous district of Tehri is continuing to scare the health experts as the authorities reported 33 new patients on the disease on Thursday. The district now has 256 cases of the disease. Similarly 29 patients were reported from Dehradun while 16 patients surfaced in Haridwar district. In Rudraprayag district six patients were reported. In Udham Singh Nagar and Chamoli, four and three patients were reported respectively. Pauri and Uttarkashi districts reported one patient each on the day.
The health department discharged 25 patients of the disease in Dehradun district after their recovery on Thursday. Similarly 21 patients from Haridwar and six patients from Pithoragarh district were discharged. One patient each was discharged from Tehri, Chamoli and Udham Singh Nagar districts on the day.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 1163 samples were found negative for the disease on Thursday. He added that reports of 4654 samples are still awaited by the department. On Thursday, a total of 819 samples were collected for COVID -19 testing. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 41888 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 4.52 percent samples have been found positive for the disease. The doubling rate of disease in the state is 16.08 days while the recovery percent in the state is now at 51.13. A total of 22074 persons are kept in institutional quarantine by the state health department.
The state now has 747 active patients of the disease.
Dehradun with 222 active cases is maintaining its position at top of the table of Covid-19 positive active patients. Tehri district is at second place with 157 active cases. Nainital district is at third position with 117 active cases. Haridwar now has 93 active cases. Rudraprayag has 32 active cases while Pauri has 24 active patients. Pithoragarh district also has 24 active cases while Bageshwar and Champawat have 22 and 17 active cases respectively. Udham Singh Nagar has 20 active patients similarly Almora has six active cases. Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts have nine and three active cases respectively.
The state now has 60 containment zones. Haridwar district has 29 containment zones while Dehradun and Tehri have 20 and eight containment zones respectively. Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar have two and one containment zones respectively.
Covid-19 scare in State Secretariat
Panic gripped the state government’s secretariat on Thursday as the brother of an employee of the higher education department was found positive for the disease. In an effort to contain the infection, the secretariat administration sealed the office located in the Vishwakarma building and ordered Covid-19 test of all the employees of the office.
Friday, 12 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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