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Covid-19- Recovery percentage improving in U’khand

311 fresh cases, 11 deaths, 340 recoveries on Friday

Saturday, 03 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

The recovery percentage for Covid-19 patients in Uttarakhand zoomed past 81 percent on Friday following an increase in the number of recovered patients in the last few days. The state now has a recovery percentage of 81.07 percent. Meanwhile the tally of the Covid-19 patients in the state mounted to 49559 on Friday with the state health department reporting 311 fresh cases of the disease. Death of 11 patients was also reported on the day which increased the death toll to 636. The authorities discharged 340 patients from different hospitals of the state on Friday after their recovery from the disease. A total of 40176 patients have so far recovered from the disease. Though there has been a steady improvement in the recovery percentage, the Infection Rate (IR) which is calculated by dividing the total number of positive cases from that of the total number of samples tested is continuing to be on the higher side. The IR in the state is at present 7.08 percent. The doubling rate of the disease in the state is 58.28 days.

Four patients of Covid-19 succumbed to the disease at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital on Friday. Three patients of the disease were reported dead at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh on the day. One patient each expired at Sushila Tiwari government hospital, Haldwani, combined hospital Roorkee, district hospital Haridwar and Kailash hospital Dehradun.

The health department reported 132 fresh cases of the disease from Haridwar, 67 from Dehradun, 47 from Tehri, 33 from Uttarkashi, 14 from Almora and six from Pauri. Similarly four patients were detected in Chamoli, three each in Rudraprayag and Chamoli and two in Nainital on the day.

 Out of 340 patients discharged from hospitals on Friday, 196 are from Dehradun, 38 from Chamoli, 29 from Pauri, 20 from Haridwar, 17 from Almora, 16 from Uttarkashi, 11 from Bageshwar, nine from Nainital, three from Rudraprayag and one from Champawat. The state now has 8504 active patients of the disease. Dehradun district with 2577 active cases is at top of table while Haridwar with 1538 active cases is on second spot. Nainital has 893, Udham Singh Nagar 750, Pauri 629, Uttarkashi 443, Tehri 406, Chamoli 284, Almora 269, Pithoragarh 238, Champawat 216 and Rudraprayag 167 active patients of the disease. With 94 active patients of Covid-19 Bageshwar district is at bottom of the table. 

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