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Friday, 07 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

8,517 new cases, 151 deaths reported in a day. Contagion attains alarming level in plain districts of Doon, US Nagar, Haridwar & Nainital

The state of Uttarakhand which was witnessing a steep surge in the cases of Covid-19 experienced a blast in numbers on Thursday with the state health department reporting 8,517 new cases of the disease. The state also witnessed 151 deaths from the disease on the day. Only on Wednesday the state health department had reported 7,783 patients and 127 deaths which were the highest in a day ever since the contagion started in the state in March last year.

The state now has 2,20,351 cumulative cases of the disease and a total of 3,293 deaths have so far been reported. The death rate in the state is 1.49 percent which is a cause of worry since it is higher than national average. The authorities discharged 4,548 patients after recovery from the hospitals on Thursday. The cumulative count of recovered patients in the state has now increased to 1,49,489. The recovery rate in the state has dipped further to 67.84 percent while the sample positivity rate is 5.57 percent.

Out of record 151 deaths reported on Thursday, 16 deaths each were reported from Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh and Coronation hospital Dehradun. Similarly 14 patients were reported dead at Himalayan hospital Dehradun, 12 at Kailash hospital Dehradun and 11 each at Sushila Tiwari government hospital Haldwani and HNB Base hospital Srinagar on Thursday. The authorities reported nine deaths from Synergy hospital Dehradun, eight from Military Hospital Dehradun, six from Prayas hospital Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar and four from Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun. Three patients each died at District Hospital Champawat, Jeewan Anmol hospital Champawat, Arogyadham hospital Dehradun, Velmed hospital Dehradun, Arogyam hospital Haridwar and Base hospital Kotdwar on Thursday.  The contagion has reached alarming levels in the four plain districts of Uttarakhand. In Dehradun district 3,123 new patients were reported which is the highest ever daily number. Similarly the plain districts of Udham Singh Nagar, Haridwar and Nainital reported 1,130, 1,045 and 847 new cases of the disease respectively on the day.

Pauri reported 413, Uttarkashi 389, Champawat 276, Tehri 256, Almora 229, Pithoragarh 212, Rudraprayag 140 and Bageshwar 109 cases of the disease.

The state now has 62,911 active patients of the disease. Dehradun continues to be at the top of the table of active cases of the disease with 22,532 patients, Haridwar has 10,869, Nainital 6,968, Udham Singh Nagar 4,912, Pauri 4,001, Tehri 2,701, Chamoli 2051, Champawat 1,883, Almora 1,771, Uttarkashi 1438, Pithoragarh 1435, Bageshwar 1,201 and Rudraprayag 1,149 active cases of the disease.  To contain the contagion of Covid-19, the state administration has set up 342 containment zones in different parts of the state.

 In the ongoing vaccination drive 55885 people were vaccinated in 493 sessions in different parts of the state. A total of 5,19,720 people have so far been fully vaccinated in the state while 17,18,638 have been partially vaccinated. 

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