68 new cases surface, 34 discharged on Friday
After showing signs of some slow down in the last couple of days, the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) contagion spiked up again on Friday with the state health department reporting 68 new cases of the disease. With them the number of positive patients in the state rose to 3373. The state authorities discharged 34 patients of the disease from different hospitals of the state after their recovery on Friday. A total of 2706 patients of the disease have so far recovered from the disease.
The recovery percentage of Covid-19 in the state is 80.23 percent which puts Uttarakhand among the best performing states in this respect. Meanwhile the sluggish pace of the testing remains a cause of concern as samples of suspected patients are continuing to get piled up in different laboratories of the state. The data of the department shows that a total of 5649 samples are yet to be tested in labs of the state. Out of the total sample tested, 4.18 percent samples are tested positive for the disease.
On Friday 41 patients of the disease were reported from the Udham Singh Nagar district. In what can be termed as a worrying sign and an indicator of community level spread, the authorities failed to trace the travel history of 25 patients reported in Udham Singh Nagar district today. In Dehradun 11 new cases were reported and all of them have no travel history. The authorities reported seven patients of the disease from Haridwar, four from Nainital and two from Champawat district on the day. Similarly one patient each was reported from Pauri, Tehri and Uttarkashi districts.
The health department discharged 21 patients from hospitals in Dehradun district while seven were discharged from Bageshwar, five from Udham Singh Nagar and one from Pauri district on the day.
The state now has 592 active patients of the disease admitted in different hospitals. Nainital continued its number one position on table of active patients with 186 active patients while sudden spurt in contagion took Udham Singh Nagar district to second spot with 167 active cases. Dehradun has 122 active patients of the disease while Haridwar has 35 active patients now. Uttarkashi has 27, Almora 16, Pauri 13, Champawat 11, Tehri seven, Pithoragarh five and Chamoli has three active cases of the disease. Bageshwar became the second district in the state after Rudraprayag which has zero active cases of the disease now.
Saturday, 11 July 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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