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Covid – 19 surge in U’khand as 618 more test positive

Death toll climbs to 1273, tally of patients increases to 76893.

The surge in the number of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Uttarakhand is continuing unabated. The state health department reported 618 fresh cases of the disease on Friday which increased the tally of the disease to 76893.

The department also reported deaths of ten patients of the disease after which the toll from the disease also mounted to 1273 on Friday. The authorities also discharged 560 patients of the disease after their recovery on the day. A total of 69831 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 5.51 percent.

Three patients of the disease were reported dead at Sushila Tiwari government hospital Haldwani on Friday. Similarly two patients each were reported dead at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital and Mahant Indiresh hospital Dehradun. One patient each expired at Sai Hospital Haldwani, HNB Base hospital Srinagar and district hospital, Gopeshwar, Chamoli on the day.

The provisional state capital is suffering from what can be termed as another wave of the disease. The health department reported 239 fresh cases of the disease from Dehradun on Friday. The department reported 93 patients from Nainital, 48 from Haridwar, 40 from Chamoli, 39 from Almora, 34 from Pauri, 33 from Pithoragarh, 21 from Udham Singh Nagar, 20 from Tehri, 18 from Uttarkashi, 13 each from Bageshwar and Rudraprayag and seven from Champawat on the day.

The state now has 4994 active cases of the disease. Dehradun is maintaining its pole position in the table of active cases with 1484 cases while with 521 active cases, Haridwar is at second spot.  Nainital now is at third position with 442 active cases, Pauri has 412, Pithoragarh 353, Chamoli 336, Udham Singh Nagar 334,  Tehri 296, Almora 247, Uttarkashi 174, Champawat 159 and Bageshwar 146 active cases of the disease. With only 90 active cases of Covid-19, Rudraprayag now is at the bottom of the table. 

Saturday, 05 December 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

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