Patient count now 57; record number of samples tested on Thursday
Two new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported by the state health department of Uttarakhand on Thursday. With them the number of COVID-19 patients in the state mounted to 57. The two patients found positive from the disease are from Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district. Both these patients were in hospital isolation. Meanwhile the number of samples tested witnessed a quantum jump on Thursday with health department receiving reports of 553 samples.
In the state 36 patients have recovered from the disease. The number of active cases in the state is now at 21 which are concentrated in Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar,Haridwar and Nainital districts.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 553 samples were received by the department on Thursday and out of them two were found positive for COVID-19. He said that reports of 156 samples are still awaited by the department. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 6100 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. On Thursday, samples of 178 suspected patients were taken and sent to the lab for test. A total of 15470 people are in home quarantine while 2221 are in facility quarantine.
In the state, 1034953 people have so far downloaded the Arogya Setu App. In Dehradun 14 active cases are there while three active cases are in Udham Singh Nagar district. The Haridwar and Nainital districts have two active cases of COVID-19 each. Almora district with no case from last 25 days is inching close to come in green zone from orange zone. In the state, 63.16 percent of the patients have so far recovered from the disease and the doubling rate for positive cases is 25 days. In order to prevent the spread of the disease, the state administration has made seven containment zone (hot spots) each in Dehradun and Haridwar districts.
Friday, 01 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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