Uttarakhand reports 386 fresh COVID cases, Dehradun 137

  • | Friday | 20th November, 2020

With 386 fresh COVID cases in Uttarakhand, the tally reached 69,693 on Thursday. With the end of the festive season and people returning to their jobs after vacations, the health department has strengthened screening at railway stations. Dehradun reported the highest number of Covid cases. 

With 386 fresh COVID cases in Uttarakhand, the tally reached 69,693 on Thursday. With the end of the festive season and people returning to their jobs after vacations, the health department has strengthened screening at railway stations. Dehradun reported the highest number of COVID cases.

During the COVID-19 review meeting on Thursday, health secretary Amit Negi said that the state should set a target of testing 10,000 to 12,000 people every day. “With the festival season and winters fast approaching, every district should have a plan to tackle the spurt in cases. Special screenings should be conducted near bus stands, airports, and railway stations to check every traveller,” he added.

According to the health department, around 10,179 samples were tested on Thursday out of which 386 were positive.

“Dehradun reported the highest number of COVID cases (137) followed by Nainital (53), Pithoragarh (37), Haridwar (35), Pauri (29), Udham Singh Nagar (25), Chamoli (21), Tehri (13), Bageshwar (13), Rudraprayag (8), Almora (6), Champawat (5) and Uttarkashi (4 ) district,” said Abhishek Tripathi from the Covid-19 control room.

With six deaths being reported on Thursday, the death toll reached 1,133 in the Himalayan state, while the total recoveries reached 63,808 with 388 patients recovering from the infection.

The Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital authorities have now dedicated a separate wing of the hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 and non-COVID patients. “We have done this so that the patients and their attendants are not hesitant in visiting the hospital for treatment. The same has been done as we have seen an increase in the number of patients of super speciality services, like neurology, neuro surgery, urology, gastroenterology, cardiac, dialysis, breast and endocrine surgery, kidney-related diseases, pediatric surgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery. Similarly, there has been an increase in the number of patients of general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics, and other treatments,” said medical superintendent Dr Anil Kumar Dhawan.



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