1189 patients cured of the disease; 614 active cases in state. 26 new patients reported, 78 recovered on Monday
The toll of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttarakhand became 1845 on Monday with the state health department reporting 26 new cases of the disease. On the day six new patients were reported from provisional state capital Dehradun while three cases each surfaced in Pauri, Tehri, Rudraprayag and Nainital districts. Two cases each of Covid-19 were reported from Pithoragarh, Bageshwar and Haridwar districts while one patient each was found in Almora and Uttarkashi district. A total of 24 persons who were positive for Covid-19 have lost their lives in Uttarakhand so far.
On a positive note, 78 patients of the disease were discharged from different hospitals of the state Monday. Tehri district kept up its record of very good recovery rate as 54 patients of the disease were discharged from hospital on the day. Similarly nine patients were discharged from Dehradun while five patients each were discharged from Udham Singh Nagar and Chamoli districts. From Bageshwar district four patients were discharged while one patient recovered from the disease in Pauri district. A total of 1189 patients have so far recovered from the disease in the state.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 1021 samples were found negative for the disease on Monday. He added that reports of 4686 samples are still awaited by the department. On Monday, a total of 1229 samples were collected for COVID -19 testing. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 46573 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 4.54 percent samples have been found positive for the disease. The doubling rate of disease in the state now has increased to a satisfactory 24.65 days while the recovery percent in the state is now at 61.82 percent. A total of 9485 persons are kept in institutional quarantine by the state health department.
The state now has 614 active patients of the disease. Dehradun with 189 active cases is maintaining its position at top of the table of Covid-19 positive active patients .Haridwar district is at second position with 124 active cases. With 116 active patients Nainital district is at third position. Tehri district from where 54 patients were discharged on Monday now has 42 active cases and is at fourth position in the state. Pauri district has 33 active cases while Udham Singh Nagar and Pithoragarh districts have 26 active cases each. Rudraprayag has 23 active cases and Uttarakashi has 11 active patients now. Chamoli and Bageshwar districts now have 10 and nine active cases while Champawat and Almora have three and two active cases respectively.
The state has declared 78 areas as containment zones to check the spread of infection. Haridwar district has 43 containment zones while Dehradun district has 21 containment zones. The district administration has made ten containment zones in Tehri. Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar have two containment zones each.
Major variation in infection rate in U’khand
With 1836 positive cases of Covid-19 ( till 3 PM on Monday) out of the total 40479 samples tested so far, Uttarakhand has an infection rate of 4.54 percent. However a district wise data of infection rate shows that there is wide variation in the figures. With a very high infection rate of 11.25 percent ( 294 positive out of 2614 tests), Tehri district is at top of table while with an infection rate of only 2.21 percent ( 114 positive out of 5166 tests) Udham Singh Nagar is at bottom of table. Nainital district with 338 positive cases out of total 4125 tests done so far has an infection rate of 8.19 percent similarly Bageshwar has an infection rate of 7.3 percent. Almora, Champawat and Pauri Garhwal districts have infection rates of 7.14, 6.31 and 4.92 percent respectively. With total tests of 14200 and 475 positive patients, provisional state capital Dehradun has an infection rate of 3.35 percent.
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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