Friday, 16 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
Death toll mounts to 814; patient count 56493
The death toll from the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttarakhand mounted to 814 on Thursday with the state health department reporting 18 deaths due to the disease on the day. Even as the deaths from the disease continue to cause concern, the recent trend of fewer fresh cases of the disease is continuing in the state. On Thursday the authorities reported 423 patients of Covid-19 after which the tally of patients climbed to 56493. On the day the department discharged 833 patients of the disease from different hospitals after their recovery. A total of 49631 patients have so far recovered from the disease. The percentage recovery from the disease is at 87.85 and out of total samples tested 6.74 percent have tested positive.
Four patients of Covid-19 were reported dead at Himalayan hospital Dehradun on Thursday. A similar number of patients succumbed to the disease at Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun on the day. Three patients each were reported dead at Kailash hospital Dehradun and Sushila Tiwari government hospital Haldwani. Two patients were reported dead at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh on Thursday while one patient each was reported dead at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital Dehradun and district hospital Uttarkashi.
The health department reported 150 fresh cases of Covid-19 from Dehradun, 62 from Nainital, 49 from Almora, 37 from Haridwar, 28 from Pauri, 22 from Udham Singh Nagar, 21 from Uttarkashi, 17 from Rudraprayag, 12 each from Tehri and Pithoragarh, eight from Chamoli and five from Champawat.
Out of 833 cured patients on Thursday maximum (252) are from Dehradun.
The state now has 5682 active patients of the disease. Dehradun district with 1693 active cases is at top of table while Haridwar with 910 active cases is on second spot. Nainital has 647, Pauri 421, Udham Singh Nagar 361, Uttarkashi 343, Tehri 263, Pithoragarh 212, Rudraprayag 194, Chamoli 187, Almora 174, and Champawat 172 active cases of the disease. With 105 active cases of Covid-19, Bageshwar is at the bottom of the table of active cases in Uttarakhand.
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