COVID-19 One more nurse at AIIMS, Rishikesh found infected
The number of novel coronavirus affected patients in U’khand rises to 60
The contagion of COVID-19 is spreading fast in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh. On Sunday, one more nursing officer was found positive for the disease which increased the number of COVID-19 affected patients in the state to 60. Additionally, one cancer patient, a resident of Chaman Vihar area of Dehradun is at present admitted in AIIMS, Rishikesh but the authorities are not counting him as a patient of Uttarakhand as his sample was tested and found positive for COVID-19 in Delhi. The authorities have again shifted Dehradun in red zone for COVID-19 from orange zone.
Among the staff of the AIIMS, Rishikesh which is a premier tertiary care centre of state, three members of nursing staff and one medial officer (intern) have so far been infected with the disease. One patient and an attendant of a patient have also been found suffering from the disease. A total of nine patients of the disease are at present admitted in the hospital and the authorities have so far sent 59 health workers of the institute into quarantine.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said 201 samples were tested on Sunday out of which one was found positive for the disease. He said that reports of 266 samples are still awaited by the department. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 7578 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. On Sunday, samples of 138 suspected patients were taken and sent to the lab for test. The authorities have so far provided psychiatric counselling to 23,776 migrants labourers kept in different relief camps of the state. The state now has 20 active cases of COVID-19 which are in Dehradun (12), Udham Singh Nagar (4), Haridwar (2) and Nainital (2) districts. In the state, 65 percent of the patients have so far recovered from the disease. Out of the total samples taken less than one percent ( 0.85 %) have been found positive for COVID-19. The doubling rate of the disease in the state is 30 days.
Monday, 04 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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