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463 new cases, 695 recoveries in U’khand on Saturday

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The state health department of Uttarakhand reported 463 new cases of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and 19 deaths from the disease on Saturday. The authorities also reported 695 recoveries from the disease on the day. The state now has 3,36, 616 (cumulative) patients with the disease while a total of 6928 patients have succumbed to the disease so far. A total of 3,18,930 patients have so far recovered from the disease and the recovery percentage has climbed to 94.75 percent. The samples of 19,896 suspected patients were sent for testing on Saturday and the sample positivity rate is at 6.60 percent.

Out of the 19 deaths reported on Saturday, three occurred at  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh while two patients each died at Prasad Doon hospital, Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun and Sushila Tiwari Government Hospital Haldwani on the day. 

The provisional state capital Dehradun reported 124, Haridwar 93, Nainital 53, Pithoragarh 45, Almora 30, Champawat 25, Bageshwar 22,  Udham Singh Nagar 20, Tehri 15, Pauri 13, Chamoli 12, Rudraprayag eight and Uttarkashi three new cases of the disease on Saturday.

The state now has 5,021 active patients of the disease. Pauri district is at top of the table in the list of active cases with 824  cases while Pithoragarh is in second position with 679 active cases. Haridwar has 583, Almora 531, Tehri 430, Nainital 361, Bageshwar 289, Chamoli 261, Champawat 251, Rudraprayag 226, Udham Singh Nagar 216, Dehradun 204 and Uttarkashi 166 active cases of the disease.

 The state reported 11 new cases of Mucormycosis (Black fungus) on Saturday after which it now has  380 patients of the disease. Death of two patients from Black Fungus was also reported on the day. A total of 60 patients have so far died from this disease while 35 have recovered. 

In the ongoing vaccination drive, 38,338 people were vaccinated in 363 sessions in different parts of the state on Saturday. A total of 6,93,504 people have been fully vaccinated while 25,87,702  have received the first dose of the vaccine in the state.

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