Plain districts have a very high infection rate as compared to the mountainous districts
The continuous surge in the number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the plain districts has given a fillip to the infection rate in the state. The infection rate which was 4.08 percent on July 12 increased to 5 percent on August 12. The infection rate is the percentage of total patients divided by total tests conducted.
In the last month Haridwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar and Dehradun recorded maximum increase in the infection rate. Nainital district has the highest infection rate of 8.02 percent in the state. Here 1609 patients have so far tested positive for the disease out of the total 20073 tests conducted. In Haridwar district 2571 cases have so far surfaced with 35898 tests. Here the infection rate is 7.16 percent. Udham Singh Nagar has an infection rate of 6.38 percent with 1984 positive cases from 31088 tests.
In Dehradun, 42087 tests have so far been conducted out of whom 2236 were found positive. Dehradun has an infection rate of 5.31 percent. Tehri has an infection rate of 5.03 percent, Uttarkashi 3.87 percent, Bageshwar 2.82 percent, Almora 2.67 percent, Pithoragarh 2.42 percent, Pauri 2.14 percent, Champawat 1.94 percent, Chamoli 1.86 percent and Rudraprayag 1.51 percent.
Friday, 14 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun