69 patients found in U’khand; patient count reaches 1724
The number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) affected patients in Uttarakhand increased to 1724 on Friday with the state health department reporting 69 new patients of the disease on the day. In what is of grave concern for the authorities and an indicator of worsening condition, five patients of the disease died on Friday which increased the death toll in the state to 21. The health department discharged 61 patients from different hospitals of the state after their complete recovery. The state now has 947 patients who have won the battle with the disease.
On the day 30 patients were reported from Haridwar district while 17 patients surfaced in Dehradun district. In Udham Singh Nagar, nine patients were reported while seven patients were reported from Rudraprayag district. Three patients each were reported from Chamoli and Tehri districts on the day.
On Friday two persons, found positive for the disease, died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh. As per the authorities, a 56 year old male and a 25 year old female, a resident of Ghaziabad UP died at AIIMS while a 70 year old male expired at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital. A 58 year old female patient which expired at Mahant Indiresh hospital, Dehradun on Thursday was found positive for the disease on the day. Similarly swab sample of a 76 year old female admitted in L D Bhatt hospital Kashipur, Udham Singh Nagar was found positive for Covid-19 after her death.
On Friday, 29 patients were discharged in Dehradun while 20 were discharged in Rudraprayag district. In Champawat eight patients were discharged while four recovered from the disease in Almora district.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 1082 samples were found negative for the disease on Friday. He added that reports of 4417 samples are still awaited by the department. On Friday, a total of 895 samples were collected for COVID -19 testing. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 42783 suspected patients for COVID-19 test. Out of the total samples taken, 4.53 percent samples have been found positive for the disease. The doubling rate of disease in the state is 17.28 days while the recovery percent in the state is now at 52.90. A total of 15102 persons are kept in institutional quarantine by the state health department.
The state now has 751 active patients of the disease. Dehradun with 206 active cases is maintaining its position at top of the table of Covid-19 positive active patients. Tehri district is at second place with 160 active cases. Haridwar district now is at third place with 123 active cases while Nainital district is at fourth position with 117 active cases. Udham Singh Nagar has 29 while Bageshwar has 22 active cases. Pauri and Pithoragrah districts have 24 active cases each while Rudraprayag has 19 active cases.
Chamoli has 12 active cases and Champawat has nine active patients. Uttarkashi and Almora have four and two cases respectively.
The state now has 63 containment zones. Haridwar district has 29 containment zones while Dehradun district has 21 containment zones. The district administration has made nine containment zones in Tehri. Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar have two containment zones each.
Saturday, 13 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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