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Positive trend of higher recoveries continues in U’khand

Thursday, 20 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

4,492 new cases, 7,333 recoveries reported on Wednesday

For second consecutive day on Wednesday a substantially higher number of recoveries than new patients from Covid -19 were reported in Uttarakhand. The state department reported 4,492 new cases while 7,333 patients got over from the disease on the day. The department also reported the death of 110 patients on the day which increased the death toll in the state to 5,325. Due to delayed reporting by the hospitals, 83 deaths which had occurred on Tuesday were added in the tally on Wednesday. The cumulative count of the Covid-19 patients in the state crossed the 3 lakh mark ( 3,00,282) on Wednesday.

Out of the 110 deaths reported on Wednesday, 15 occurred at Sushila Tiwari government hospital Haldwani, 12 at District hospital Rudrapur, 11 at Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun, 10  at Himalayan hospital Dehradun and nine at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital Dehradun. Similarly six patients each died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, HNB base Srinagar and Medicity Rudrapur on the day. 

The provisional state capital Dehradun reported 874 new cases of the disease on Wednesday. Nainital reported 621, Haridwar 549, Chamoli 363,  Pauri 365, Udham Singh Nagar 341, Rudraprayag 318, Almora 292, Champawat 243, Uttarkashi 199, Tehri 169, Pithoragarh 85 and Bageshwar 83 new cases of the disease on Wednesday.

The state now has 73,172 active patients of the disease. Dehradun continues to remains at the top of the table of active cases of the disease with 22,867 patients; Haridwar has 12,465, Pauri 6,806, Udham Singh Nagar 6,217, Tehri 5,257, Nainital 5,696, Rudraprayag 2616, Almora 2502, Chamoli 2314, Uttarkashi 2,122,  Pithoragarh 1,625, Bageshwar 1,443 and Champawat 1,242 active cases of the disease.  To contain the contagion of Covid-19, the state administration has set up 561 containment zones in different parts of the state. 

In the ongoing vaccination drive only 12,621 people were vaccinated in 209 sessions in different parts of the state on Wednesday.

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