Deadly spell of Covid-19 continues in U’khand

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Deadly spell of Covid-19 continues in U’khand

Sunday, 16 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The deadly sting in the second wave of Covid 19 cases in Uttarakhand is continuing to hit the people of the state. The state health department reported a record 197 deaths in a single day on Saturday which broke the record of deaths (180) created on May 9. The death toll from the disease has now climbed to 4,623 in the state. The department also reported 5,654 new cases of the Covid on the day which increased the cumulative count of patients to 2,83,239 in the state.

The department discharged 4,806 patients from different hospitals after their recovery on the day. A total of 1,93,496 patients have so far recovered from the disease. The recovery percentage is now at 68.32 while the sample positivity rate is 6.70.

Out of the record 197 deaths reported on Saturday, 30 deaths occurred in Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital, 27 at Sushila Tiwari government hospital Haldwani, 25 at District hospital Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar, 16 from SDH Roorkee, 12 at Rajiv Gandhi cricket stadium, 10 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh and eight each at Military Hospital (MH) Dehradun and Base hospital Kotdwar. Similarly seven deaths each occurred at HNB base hospital Srinagar and Base hospital Almora and six at Himalayan hospital Dehradun on the day. Five patients each died at Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun and SPS government hospital Rishikesh while three patients were reported dead at Arogyadham, Kanishka hospital and Sanjeevni hospital Kashipur.

The provisional state capital Dehradun reported 1423 new cases of the disease on Saturday. Nainital reported 1037, Pauri 482, Haridwar 464, Uttarkashi 428, Tehri 405,  Udham Singh Nagar 384,  Almora 339, Pithoragarh 246, Chamoli 215, Bageshwar 138, Rudraprayag 51 and Champawat  42 new cases of the disease on Saturday.

The state now has 80,000 active patients of the disease. Dehradun continues remains at the top of the table of active cases of the disease with 27,667 patients; Haridwar has 14,240, Nainital 7,264, Pauri 6,090, Udham Singh Nagar 5,812, Tehri 5,119, Chamoli 2,452, Almora 2428, Uttarkashi 2,288, Rudraprayag 2,221, Pithoragarh 1,874 , Champawat 1400, and Bageshwar 1,145 active cases of the disease. 

To contain the contagion of Covid-19, the state administration has set up 471 containment zones in different parts of the state.  In the ongoing vaccination drive 33,090 people were vaccinated in 483 sessions in different parts of the state on Saturday. A total of 6,79,782 people have so far been fully vaccinated in the state while 19,22,142 have been partially vaccinated.

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