Covid contagion continues its lethal streak in U’khand

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Covid contagion continues its lethal streak in U’khand

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The deadly spell of the contagion of Covid -19 is continuing unabatedly in Uttarakhand. After a record breaking 180 deaths on Sunday the state health department reported the death of 168 deaths on Monday. The death toll from the disease in the state has now climbed to 3,896 while the death rate is 1.56 percent.

The authorities reported 5,541 new patients of the disease which indicate a clear decline in the number of new cases. However the reduced numbers are directly linked to less number of tests. On Monday about 26000 tests were done which are much less than 39310 tests done on May 8.

The state now has 2,49,814 (cumulative) patients of the disease. The authorities discharged 4,887 patients after recovery from the hospitals on Monday.

Out of the 168 deaths reported on Monday, 24 were from Base Hospital Almora, 14 at HNB Base hospital Srinagar, 11 from Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital Dehradun, 10 from Military Hospital (MH) Dehradun.

Similarly nine patients died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, seven each at Sushila Tiwari Government hospital Haldwani and district hospital Narendranagar Tehri and six at Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun on Monday. An analysis of the data suggests that deaths are occurring at an alarming pace in the mountainous districts also. 

Worst affected Dehradun district reported 1857 new cases of the disease on Monday. Udham Singh Nagar reported 717, Haridwar 591, Nainital 517, Uttarkashi 371, Pauri 335, Tehri 271, Champawat 228, Chamoli 210, Rudraprayag 158, Pithoragarh 103, Bageshwar 96 and Almora 87 five new cases of the disease on Monday.

The state now has 74,480 active patients of the disease. Dehradun continues to be at the top of the table of active cases of the disease with 27,585 patients, Haridwar has 12,153, Udham Singh Nagar 6,865, Nainital 6,538, Pauri 4,678, Tehri 4000, Chamoli 2285, Champawat 2,175, Almora 1,768, Uttarkashi 1724, Pithoragarh 1652, Bageshwar 1532 and Rudraprayag 1525 active cases of the disease.  To contain the contagion of Covid-19, the state administration has set up 416 containment zones in different parts of the state.

 On the first day of vaccination of 18 plus individuals 14216 people were vaccinated in the state while a total 63,779 people were vaccinated in 685 sessions in different parts of the state on Monday.

A total of 6,29,329 people have so far been fully vaccinated in the state while 17,79,987 have been partially vaccinated.

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