Two cases of the disease found in Dehradun while one patient each surface in Nainital and Uttarkashi districts.
The returning migrant induced spurt in the Covid-19 in Uttarakhand is showing no signs of abatement as four new cases of the disease surfaced in the state on Monday. These cases increased the tally of Covid-19 affected patients in the state to 96. On the day, two cases of the disease were reported from Dehradun while one case each was found in Nainital and Uttarkashi districts.
In Dehradun, a 60 year old woman who had returned from Mumbai on May 14 was found positive for the disease in Basant Vihar area of the city. Similarly a 35 year old male who had a travel history from Mumbai was also found positive for the disease. In Nainital district a 20 year old female who had travelled to the state from Delhi was found positive. In another case of migrants bringing virus in the mountainous areas of the state, a 23 year male who has a travel history from Gurugram in Haryana was tested positive for the disease in Uttarkashi district. The district now has three cases of novel Coronavirus.
Dehradun district with 46 cases of the disease constitute almost half of the state’s tally of Covid-19 cases.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said reports of 455 samples were found negative for the disease on Monday while four were found positive. He added that reports of 1087 samples are still awaited by the department. On Monday, a total of 586 samples were collected for Covid -19 testing. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 13870 suspected patients for Covid-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 0.78 per cent samples have been found positive for the disease. On Monday the rate of recovery from the Covid-19 in the state was 55.91 per cent. Incidentally the rate was about 67 per cent few days ago.
A total of 1488397 people have so far downloaded the Aarogya Setu app on their smart phones. The authorities have kept 52730 people in home quarantine while 6902 people are in facility quarantine. The doubling rate of Covid-19 in last seven days is 15.5 days.
The state now has 43 active cases in the state with Dehradun district at top of the table with 18 active cases. The Udham Singh Nagar district has 15 active cases while Nainital has six cases. Uttarkashi district has two active cases while Almora and Pauri districts have one active case each.
The health department has appealed that the persons who are in home quarantine must observe the mandatory guidelines and should stay in separate room and not venture outside their house.
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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