Tally of Covid-19 patients mounts to 14,083 in U’khand
Five deaths, 447 new patients reported on Friday
The number of patients of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttarakhand jumped to 14083 on Friday with the state health department reporting 447 fresh cases of the disease.
Deaths of five patients were also reported on the day which increased the death toll to 192 in the state. The authorities discharged 243 patients from different hospitals after their recovery on the day and the state now has a total of 9676 recovered patients which puts the recovery percentage at 68.71 percent. The doubling rate of the disease in Uttarakhand is at 25.86 days.
Three patients of the disease were reported dead at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh. Here a 60 year old male, a 55 year old male and a 45 year old male were reported dead on Friday. In Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital, a 60 year old male and 40 year old male succumbed to the disease.
The authorities reported 106 fresh cases in Udham Singh Nagar district on Friday. Similarly 101 patients were reported in Haridwar, 95 in Dehradun, 50 in Nainital, 41 in Uttarkashi, 14 in Almora, 11 in Pauri nine in Champawat, six each in Pithoragarh and Tehri, five in Chamoli, two in Bageshwar and one in Rudraprayag district were reported positive on the day.
The health department discharged 78 patients in Haridwar, 53 in Udham Singh Nagar, 30 in Dehradun, 23 in Nainital, 21 in Tehri, 13 in Bageshwar and eight patients in Rudraprayag district on Friday. Similarly five patients each were discharged in Pauri and Champawat districts on the day. Four patients in Almora, two in Chamoli and one in Uttarkashi were discharged on Friday.
The state now has 4164 active patients of the disease. Haridwar district is maintaining its top position in the table of active cases with 983 active patients. Haridwar is followed closely by Udham Singh Nagar which now has 981 active cases. Dehradun is in third position with 791 active cases followed by Nainital with 643 cases. Uttarkashi has 177, Chamoli 92, Champawat 87, Pauri 82, Rudraprayag 54, Almora 49, Pithoragarh 48 and Bageshwar 20 active cases of the disease.
Covid-19 affects govt offices functioning
The spurt in the contagion of Covid-19 in provisional state capital Dehradun has started taking its toll on the functioning of the state government. On Wednesday seven employees working in the head office of National Health Mission (NHM) were found positive. After this office was made out of bounds for outsiders and all public dealing here was closed till August 23. The NHM office is located on the third floor of the building of the state health directorate. It is located on the same floor where the state control room for the Covid-19 is situated. On Friday an officer of the health department and his wife were found positive for Covid-19. The Panchayati Raj directorate too would remain closed on Saturday after the husband of an employee of Uttarakhand Rural Road development authority was found positive for the disease. The office of this authority is located in the building of the Panchayati Raj department. The secretary and director of Panchayati Raj, H C Semwal said that on Saturday and Sunday the entire building would be sanitised. Earlier this month, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun too had to be closed to the public twice for a few days after positive cases were detected among its officials.
Infection rate increasing in U’khand
In an indicator of the increase in contagion in Uttarakhand, the infection rate in the state has witnessed a jump of one percent in the last one month. The infection rate in the state is now at 5.16 percent while it was 4.18 percent on July 1. The founder of the social development for communities’ foundation, Anoop Nautiyal said that Nainital, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Dehradun had a maximum increase in the infection rate in the last month. Nainital district has the highest infection rate in the state. Here 8.53 percent of the total samples tested have tested positive. Haridwar has an infection rate of 7.43 percent while Udham Singh Nagar has an infection rate of 6.50 percent. Rudraprayag has an infection rate of 1.70 percent which is lowest in the state.
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