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Covid-19 count mounts to 76275 in U’khand

12 deaths, 491 fresh cases reported on Thursday

The number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttarakhand increased to 76275 on Thursday with the state health department reporting 491 fresh cases of the disease. The death toll from the disease also mounted to 1263 on Thursday with the state health department reporting the death of 12 patients from Covid-19. The department discharged 433 patients of the disease after their recovery on the day. A total of 69271 patients have so far recovered from the disease. The recovery percentage from the disease now stands at 90.82 and the sample positivity rate is 5.53 percent.

Five patients of the disease were reported dead at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh on Thursday. Three patients of the Covid-19 succumbed to the disease at the Shri Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun on the day. Two patients of the disease died at Sushila Tiwari government hospital, Haldwani while one patient each were reported dead at Himalayan hospital Dehradun and Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) Dehradun.

The health department reported 179 cases of the disease from Dehradun, 76 from Nainital, 52 from Haridwar, 42 from Chamoli, 25 from Almora, 24 from Pauri, 23 from Tehri, 18 from Bageshwar, 16 from Udham Singh Nagar, 13 from Uttarkashi, nine from Champawat, eight from Rudraprayag and six from Pithoragarh. 

 The state now has 4967 active cases of the disease. Dehradun is continuing to remain at the top of the table of active cases with 1399 cases while with 691 active cases, Haridwar is at second spot.  Pauri now is at third position with 432 cases, Nainital has 413, Pithoragarh 367, Udham Singh Nagar 313, Chamoli 302, Tehri 289, Almora 216, Uttarkashi 165, Champawat 156 and Bageshwar 137 active cases of the disease. With only 87 active cases of Covid-19, Rudraprayag now is at the bottom of the table. 

The state HRC office to remain closed for three days

Following detection of Covid-19 among two of its employees, the office of the Uttarakhand Human Rights Commission (HRC) would remain closed for three days. The administrative officer of the Shastradhara road located office, Harish Chandra Pandey said that RTPCR test of two staff members was found positive on Thursday. He said that the extensive sanitisation of the building would be done on Friday and the office would now open on December 7.

Friday, 04 December 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

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