Covid cases break single-day record on second consecutive day
946 persons test positive for Covid-19 in the state on Thursday
The highest number of Covid-19 positive cases recorded so far in Uttarakhand on Wednesday was surpassed on Thursday with a total of 946 positive cases being reported. The deaths of nine patients were also reported in the state. On the same day, 508 Covid patients were also treated/cured in the state. According to information from the health department, the total number of Covid cases in the state is now 22,180 out of which 14,945 have recovered leaving the total number of active cases at 6,871. With the nine deaths reported on Thursday, the total number of deaths reported so far in the state has reached 300. Meanwhile, the doubling rate in the state during the last seven days has shortened from 23.47 days on Wednesday to 21.85 days on Thursday. The recovery rate for Covid patients in the state stands at 67.38 per cent while 5.54 per cent of the total samples tested have come out positive.
Of the positive cases reported on Thursday, Dehradun district recorded the highest number at 272. Similarly, the positive cases reported from the other districts were 194 in Udham Singh Nagar, 135 in Haridwar, 105 in Nainital, 50 in Uttarkashi and 48 in Almora. Among the remaining districts, 37 cases were reported from Tehri, 31 in Pauri, 28 in Pithoragarh, 24 in Rudraprayag, 20 in Champawat and one each in Chamoli and Bageshwar. As on Thursday, Dehradun had the highest number of active cases of Covid-19 at 1,575 followed by Udham singh Nagar with 1,512 cases and Haridwar with 1,218 cases. Among the other districts, there are 791 active cases in Nainital, 258 in Almora, 87 in Bageshwar, 119 in Chamoli, 143 in Champawat, 187 in Pauri, 180 in Pithoragarh, 432 in Tehri, 103 in Rudraprayag and 266 in Uttarkashi.
Govt makes additions to home isolation conditions
The State government has made additions to the provisions for allowing home isolation for asymptomatic patients of Covid-19. According to the direction issued by Health secretary Amit Singh Negi to all district magistrates and chief medical officers, children aged below 10 years and senior citizens aged above 60 years, who are not suffering from any other illness can be permitted to remain in home isolation. However, such patients/guardians should mandatorily have a private vehicle so that the patient can be taken to the nearest Covid hospital in case the condition of the patient deteriorates.
SBTC asks cured patients to donate plasma
The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) director Dr Arjun Singh Sengar has informed that the Government of India and State government have requested persons cured of Covid-19 to donate plasma. He said that at a time when the entire nation and the world are in the grips of novel coronavirus, plasma donated by cured patients can help Covid patients who are in a serious condition. Plasma therapy can prove to be a life saver for serious patients of Covid-19. The cured patients wanting to donate plasma can contact the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital on 7906913739 or the Sushila Tiwar government hospital at Haldwani on 9997244005, he added.
Friday, 04 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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