Total jumps to 1085, 30 discharged on Wednesday
The number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) affected patients in Uttarakhand jumped 1085 on Wednesday with the state health department reporting 42 patients of the disease. On the day, 30 patients were also discharged from the hospital after their recovery from the disease. One Covid-19 positive patient admitted in the Max hospital Dehradun died on Wednesday which increased the death toll in the state to eight. The authorities however claim that refractory shock with metabolic acidosis was cause of his death.
On Wednesday 15 patients were reported from Nainital district while nine patients each were reported from Dehradun and Haridwar districts. In Chamoli district six patients were reported while one patient each surfaced in Pauri, Udham Singh Nagar and Pithoragarh districts. On the day 11 patients were discharged from Nainital and six from Dehradun district. Similarly five patients were discharged from Tehri while four were discharged from Almora district. Three patients were discharged from Udham Singh Nagar district while one patient was discharged from Pithoragarh district.
Meanwhile in yet another case of death in a quarantine centre, a 23 year old woman died in Thalisain of Pauri district on Tuesday night. Her sample has been sent for Covid-19 test.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 1029 samples were found negative for the disease on Wednesday. He added that reports of 7004 samples are still awaited by the department. On Wednesday, a total of 1128 samples were collected for COVID -19 testing.
The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 34413 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 4.03 percent samples have been found positive for the disease. The doubling rate of disease in the state is 7.24 days while the recovery percent in the state is now at 24.30. A total of 33789 persons are being kept in institutional quarantine by the state health department. Uttarakhand now has 791 active cases of the disease. Dehradun with 228 active cases is maintaining its position at top of table of Covid-19 positive active patients. Nainital district is at second position 157 active cases. The Tehri district is at third spot with 86 active cases while Haridwar has 73 active patients of the disease. Almora district now has 48 active cases while Udham Singh Nagar has 36 active patients. Pauri and Pithoragarh districts have 23 and 26 active cases respectively while Champawat district has 25 active cases. Chamoli and Bageshwar districts have 23 and 15 active cases of the disease respectively. Uttarkashi district has 14 active cases while Rudraprayag district has eight active patients of the disease.
Thursday, 04 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun