The state has so far reported 61 patients of the disease out of whom 39 have recovered
No new novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) patient was detected the state health department in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. The state has so far reported 61 patients of the disease out of whom 39 have recovered from the disease.
The additional secretary, state health department, Yugal Kishore Pant said that reports of 342 suspected patients were received by the department on Wednesday till 2 pm and all them were found negative for the disease. He said that reports of 286 samples are still awaited by the department. The authorities have so far taken swab samples of 8346 (suspected and repeat) for COVID-19 test. On Wednesday, samples of 143 suspected patients were taken and sent to the lab for test.
The health department claims that 65 percent of the patients in the state have so far recovered from the disease. Out of the total samples sent for testing, only 0.78 percent has been found positive for COVID-19. The state now has 21 active patients of the disease, 13 of whom are in Dehradun district and four in Udham Singh Nagar district. Two active cases of the disease each are in Haridwar and Nainital districts.
Meanwhile one cancer patient, a resident of Dehradun who was tested recently at Apollo hospital Delhi and was found positive for the disease on his return to Dehradun has been found negative for the disease twice. This patient is admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh.
On the day the Gaindikhata, Jwalapur, Manakmajra and Badarpur localities of Haridwar were taken out from the list of containment zone for COVID-19. The district now has only two containment zones. The authorities have declared seven localities as containment zone in Dehradun district while one locality each in Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar is containment zone now.
Thursday, 07 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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