Corona update : 892 new infected were found in 24 hours, 43 died, 4006 patients recovered
Corona infected cases are gradually decreasing in Uttarakhand, but not the deaths. The recovery rate of the state has been recorded at 90.44 percent and the infection rate at 6.78 percent.
In Uttarakhand, 892 new infections were found and 43 patients died within the last 24 hours while 4006 patients have recovered. The total number of infected has gone up to 332959 and active cases have come down to 19283.
According to the Health Department, the investigation report of 25940 samples has come negatively on Thursday. District-wise 203 in Dehradun, 112 in Haridwar, 127 in Nainital, 51 in Pithoragarh, 46 in Tehri, 54 in Chamoli, 96 in Almora, 44 in Pauri, 33 in Rudraprayag, 76 in Udham Singh Nagar, 12 in Uttarkashi, 15 in Bageshwar, and 23 infected cases have been found in Champawat district.
So far 6631 patients have died in the state. While 301128 patients have come out victorious Active cases are decreasing due to more patients recovering than the infected.
Almora at number one in infection rate
The second wave of the corona has come under control in the state, but the hill districts are ahead in the infection rate as compared to the plains. Almora district has again come at number one in the infection rate. In the last seven days, 10141 infected cases have been found here.
From May 27 to June 2, 235517 samples were tested in 13 districts in the state out of which 10141 people have been found infected. Among 8304 samples in Almora district, 734 were found infected. The infection rate of Almora is 8.84 percent which is the highest as compared to the other 12 districts. The infection rate of Pithoragarh district was 8.40 percent, Chamoli 8.23 percent, Pauri 7.95 percent. Rudraprayag 6.38 percent, Uttarkashi 4.62 percent, Tehri 4.16 percent. whereas Dehradun district has 3.96 percent, Haridwar 2.35 percent, Udham Singh Nagar district has 2.28 percent.
Anoop Nautiyal, president of Social Development for Community Foundation, says that the infection rate of Almora, Pithoragarh, Chamoli districts is more than eight percent as compared to plain districts. In hilly areas even though the sample testing is less we are still getting higher infected cases due to which the infection ratio is higher there. There is a need for the government and the health department to increase Covid testing in the mountains.