The second wave of the contagion of Covid -19 sweeping across the state showed some respite on Friday with the state health department reporting 5,775 new cases of the disease. The cumulative count of Covid -19 patients in the state is now 2,77,585. The authorities also reported the death of 116 patients of the disease on the day which increased the death toll to 4,426 in the state. The department also reported the death of 65 patients of Covid -19 from temporary Baba Barfani hospital on the day which had occurred from April 25 to May 12.
The department discharged 4,483 patients from different hospitals after their recovery on the day. A total of 1,88,690 patients have so far recovered from the disease. The recovery percentage is now at 67.98 while the sample positivity rate is 6.60.
A total of 116 deaths occurred in the state from Covid 19 on Friday. Out of them 20 occurred at Sushila Tiwari government hospital Haldwani, 14 at Bombay hospital Nainital, 13 at District hospital Rudrapur Udham Singh Nagar and nine at Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun.
Similarly eight patients succumbed to the disease at HNB base hospital Srinagar, six at Synergy hospital Dehradun, five at SPS government hospital Rishikesh and four each at District hospital Uttarkashi and Sanjivini hospital Kashipur, Udham Singh Nagar on Friday. Three patients each died at District hospital Bageshwar, Civil hospital Mussoorie, Kailash hospital Dehradun, Lehman hospital Dehradun, Max hospital Dehradun, ONGC hospital Dehradun and Military Hospital Dehradun on the day.
The provisional state capital Dehradun reported 1583 new cases of the disease on Friday. Haridwar reported 844, Udham Singh Nagar 692, Nainital 531, Pauri 359, Tehri 349, Uttarkashi 286, Rudraprayag 285, Almora 267, Pithoragarh 225, Chamoli 201, Champawat 115 and Bageshwar 38 new cases of the disease on Friday.
The state now has 79,379 active patients of the disease. Dehradun continues remains at the top of the table of active cases of the disease with 27,956 patients; Haridwar has 14,024, Nainital 6,904, Udham Singh Nagar 6,102, Pauri 5,717, Tehri 4,804, Chamoli 2,403, Uttarkashi 2,233, Rudraprayag 2230, Almora 2, 145, Champawat 2,025, Pithoragarh 1,639 and Bageshwar 1,197 active cases of the disease. To contain the contagion of Covid-19, the state administration has set up 454 containment zones in different parts of the state. In the ongoing vaccination drive 32,881 people were vaccinated in 516 sessions in different parts of the state on Friday. A total of 6,74,728 people have so far been fully vaccinated in the state while 18,94,106 have been partially vaccinated.