25 new patients reported; 76 got cured of the disease on Wednesday.
The number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in Uttarakhand climbed to 1562 on Wednesday with the state health department reporting 25 new cases of the disease. Two patients who were positive for Covid-19 died on the day increasing the death toll of the disease to 15 in the state. The authorities also discharged 76 patients of the disease from different hospitals of the state after their complete recovery on Wednesday. A total of 831 patients have so far recovered from the disease in the state.
On the day, seven patients were reported from Dehradun district while six were found in Nainital district. The authorities reported four new patients from Udham Singh Nagar district while three patients were found in Haridwar district. In Tehri two patients were reported while one patient each was found in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag and Pauri districts.
The health department discharged 30 patients in Dehradun district similarly 15 patients were discharged from Udham Singh Nagar district. In Haridwar nine patients recovered while six patients were discharged from Pauri district. Seven patients were discharged from Chamoli district while five were discharged from Almora district. Similarly four were released from hospital in Uttarkashi district.
One 48 year old male patient died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh on Wednesday. According to the AIIMS authorities this Covid-19 patient died due to septic shock. In another death, an 89 year old female patient, reported positive for Covid-19 died at a private hospital of Dehradun.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 1741 samples were found negative for the disease on Wednesday. He added that reports of 4953 samples are still awaited by the department. On Wednesday, a total of 859 samples were collected for COVID -19 testing. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 40872 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 4.46 percent samples have been found positive for the disease. The doubling rate of disease in the state is 15.41 days while the recovery percent in the state is now at 51.79. A total of 23564 persons are kept in institutional quarantine by the state health department.
The state administration added one more containment zones in the state on Wednesday. The state now has 61 containment zones. Dehradun and Haridwar districts have 25 containment zones each while eight containment zones have been created in Tehri. Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar have two and one containment zones respectively.
Uttarakhand now has 709 active patients of Covid-19. Dehradun with 218 active cases is maintaining its position at top of the table of Covid-19 positive active patients. Tehri district is at second place with 125 active cases. Nainital district is at third position with 117 active cases. Haridwar now has 98 active cases. Rudraprayag has 26 active cases while Pauri has 23 active patients.
Pithoragrah district has 30 active cases while Bageshwar and Champawat have 22 and 20 active cases respectively. Udham Singh Nagar has 17 active patients similarly Almora has six active cases. Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts have four and three active cases respectively.
Covid-19 patient dramatically flee from hosp; caught
Panic gripped the areas adjoining the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital on Wednesday evening when a Covid-19 patient giving slip to hospital security escaped from the hospital. An alarmed hospital administration sent its staff to after this 27 year old patient who after giving some headache to them was finally apprehended. The patient is said to be a resident of Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh and was admitted in GDMC on June 2 after his sample was found positive for the disease.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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