1061 fresh cases, 12 deaths reported on Wednesday
In the highest single day surge so far, the state health department reported 1061 fresh cases of Covid-19 in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. The spike caused the patient tally to mount to 27211 in the state. Deaths of 12 patients were also reported on the day which increased the death toll to 372 in Uttarakhand. A total of 789 patients of the disease were discharged from different hospitals of the day after their recovery from the disease. Out of total confirmed cases, 18236 patients have so far recovered from the disease. The percentage recovery for the Covid-19 patients in the state is 67.11 percent and out of the total samples tested 5.93 percent samples have tested positive for the disease.
Six patients of the disease were reported dead at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh on Wednesday. Similarly four patients succumbed at Sushila Tiwari government hospital Haldwani and two patients died at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital on the day.
The state health department reported 265 fresh cases of Covid-19 in Udham Singh Nagar district while 251 patients were reported in Dehradun. Similarly 142 patients surfaced in Haridwar, 82 in Tehri, 68 in Pauri, 51 in Champawat, 49 in Rudraprayag, 35 in Almora and 32 patients were reported in Chamoli district on Wednesday. In Pithoragarh 27 patients came up while 23 patients were reported in Uttarkashi.
Out of the 789 patients cured, 300 are from Udham Singh Nagar while 100 belong to Haridwar district. In Tehri 98 patients were discharged while 70 in Dehradun and 62 patients in Nainital were cured from Covid-19. Similarly 55 patients in Pithoragarh, 33 in Rudraprayag, 20 in Chamoli, 18 in Uttarkashi, 16 in Pauri, four in Almora and one in Bageshwar were discharged.
The record breaking count of Covid-19 patients in a single day also increased the number of active patients in the state to 8500.
Dehradun leads the table of active cases of the disease with 2169 patients. Haridwar has 1372 active cases and is on second spot while with 1310 active cases Udham Singh Nagar is in third position. Tehri Garhwal has 491, Pauri 474, Uttarkashi 329, Almora 284, Champawat 256, Pithoragarh 212, Rudraprayag 201, Chamoli 137 and Bageshwar 105 active cases of the disease.
The authorities have set up 262 containment zones in different parts of the state to prevent spread of the disease. Haridwar has 200 such zones while Dehradun has 20, Udham Singh Nagar 11, Pauri 9 and Uttarkashi and Tehri seven such zones each. Nainital and Rudraprayag have four containment zones each
Dept cancels permission to six pvt labs
In a move which would hinder the pace of sample testing in provisional state capital Dehradun, the district health department cancelled the permission of six private labs to conduct Covid-19 tests. The department has taken this step after it was found that these labs were not maintaining proper records of the testing persons. The lack of record keeping was creating problems for the health department to keep track of the patients. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Dehradun, Dr Anup Dimri cancelled the permission of Dr Sanjana Nautiyal lab, Sikand Diagnostic centre, Goyal pathology lab, Aarna diagnostic centre, Velmed hospital and Kaniska hospital with immediate effect.
Thursday, 10 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun