Amid scare generated by the fresh surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in many states, the situation of the contagion seems under control in Uttarakhand. The state health department reported only 32 new cases of the disease on Monday which increased the cumulative tally of the disease to 96,179 in the state. The authorities tested 5,867 samples on the day out of which 32 were found positive for the disease. Reports of 6,262 samples are still awaited by the authorities. The department also reported the death of two patients from Covid-19 after which the death toll from the disease mounted to 1,689 in the state. The authorities discharged 72 patients from different hospitals of the state following their recovery on the day. A total of 93,230 patients have so far recovered from the disease. One patient each of Covid-19 was reported dead at Max hospital in Dehradun and HNB Base hospital, Srinagar, Pauri on Monday.
In Pauri district, a 32 year old person who had returned from Dubai died at Srinagar Medical College hospital on Monday. He was admitted to the hospital on February 21 on complaint of breathing problems where he died on Monday.
The department reported 14 new cases of the disease from Dehradun, seven from Haridwar, four from Udham Singh Naga, three from Pauri, two from Tehri and one each from Champawat and Nainital on Monday. No new case of the disease was reported from Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Pithoragarh and Uttarkashi districts on the day.
The state now has 411 active patients of Covid-19. Haridwar district is at the top of the table of active cases of the disease with 121 patients. Nainital has 67, Almora 44, Udham Singh Nagar 41, Dehradun 35, Pauri 27, Tehri 17, Pithoragarh 15, Chamoli 16, Champawat 13, Uttarkashi nine, Bageshwar four and Rudraprayag two active cases of the disease.
Meanwhile in the ongoing vaccination drive a total of 4793 beneficiaries were vaccinated in 104 sessions held in different parts of the state on Monday. The Chief Operations Officer (COO) of state Covid-19 control room, Abhishek Tripathi said that a total of 139262 beneficiaries have received the first dose of the vaccine so far in the state. He said that 10461 health care workers have received the second dose of the vaccine. A total of 2056 front line workers and 2737 health care workers were vaccinated in 104 sessions held in the state on Monday. In Dehradun 26 vaccine sessions were held on the day in which 343 frontline workers and 773 health workers were vaccinated while 461 frontline workers and 317 health workers were vaccinated in Haridwar in 22 vaccine sessions.