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Uttarakhand on top of deaths per lakh population in Himalayan states

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

37 deaths per lakh of population in the state from Covid 19

In an indication of the severity of the Covid-19 contagion and the lethality of the virus in Uttarakhand, the data of department of health and family welfare government of India suggests that the small Himalayan state is on ninth position in deaths per lakh of population from Covid -19. Incidentally the state holds the dubious distinction of being on top of the list of Himalayan states.

In the state a total 3728 deaths have occurred from Covid 19 and as per the census data of 2011 the population of the state is one Crore. It means that in the state 37 deaths per lakh of population have so far occurred. Himachal Pradesh has 28 deaths per lakh, Sikkim 28, Manipur 18, Tripura 11, Meghalaya eight, Nagaland seven, Arunachal four and Mizoram two deaths per lakh of population from Covid 19.

The founder of Social Development for Communities (SDC) Foundation Anoop Nautiyal said that the data is frightening and the state government should take immediate preventive measures to reduce deaths from Covid 19.

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