126 new patients found on Tuesday, total figure mounts to 1537
The number of patients suffering from novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttarakhand jumped past 1500 figure mark on Tuesday. The state health department reported 126 patients of the disease on the day which took the patient count in the state to 1537. A total of 41 patients from different parts of the state were discharged on the day after their complete recovery from the disease. A total of 755 patients have so far recovered from the disease in the state.
On the day, 72 patients were reported from mountainous district of Tehri while 17 patients were reported from Dehradun. Seven patients each were reported from Haridwar and Pithoragarh districts while five patients were found in Bageshwar district. In Nainital, Pauri and Rudraprayag district four patients each were reported. In Almora one new patient was reported.
On Tuesday, 27 patients were discharged from Dehradun district while seven patients were discharged from Chamoli district. Similarly six patients recovered from the disease in Pauri and one in Uttarkashi district.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 997 samples were found negative for the disease on Tuesday. He added that reports of 5846 samples are still awaited by the department. On Tuesday, a total of 770 samples were collected for COVID -19 testing. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 40264 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 4.45 percent samples have been found positive for the disease. The doubling rate of disease in the state is 15.82 days while the recovery percent in the state is now at 50.33. A total of 22501 persons are kept in institutional quarantine by the state health department.
Uttarakhand now has 762 active patients of Covid-19.
Dehradun with 244 active cases is maintaining its position at top of the table of Covid-19 positive active patients. With 72 new cases on Tuesday, Tehri district has now climbed to second place with 134 active cases. Nainital district is at third position with 111 active cases. Haridwar now has 104 active cases. Pauri has 34 while Udham Singh Nagar has 28 active cases. Pithoragrah district has 30 active cases while Rudraprayag has 25 active patients. Bageshwar and Champawat districts have 20 active patients each now while Chamoli and Almora have 11 active patients of Covid-19 each. Uttarkashi with five active cases is at bottom of table.
The state administration has added five more containment zones in the state on Tuesday. The state now has 60 containment zones. Dehradun district has maximum number of 25 containment zone while 24 containment zones are in Haridwar district. In Tehri eight containment zones are made while Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar have two and one containment zones respectively.
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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