Covid-19 virus spreading at an alarming rate in remote districts of Uttarakhand

BD Kasniyal
GG News Bureau

Pithoragarh,16th May. The second wave of the Covid 19 virus, is spreading at an alarming rate in the remote borders districts with many villages being declared as containment zones at a rapid pace in Uttarakhand.

In Champawat district,  as most of the Covid deaths in the district have occurred in the last 18 days of second-wave said. Champawat Chief medical officer Dr RP Khanduri.
“Out of a total 33 corona deaths in the district, from May 23, 2020, when the first case of the epidemic was traced in the district, 21 deaths occurred in last 18 days only making the district most sensitive to second wave. “said the CMO.
According to the CMO, not only the number of deaths but the number of infected people also increased in the second phase. “while a total of 5888 persons were found infected in the district in almost a year from 23 May 2020 to 14 may 2021, the number of affected persons in last 18 days of the second phase was at 2933.” said the CMO.
According to the CMO, after a total of 4000 persons have been vaccinated in the district, a vaccination shortage is being faced. “If we do not get vaccine doses in one or two days, we will have to stop vaccination in some of the centres as only 2000 doses of vaccine are left with us today. “said Champawat CMO.
In Almora, around 8505 cases were recorded out of which 2428 were active cases while the number of deaths was at 99 persons to date. At Bageshwar 3925 cases were recorded with active cases at 1145 with 42 deaths.
At Chamoli, the number of active cases was 2452 with deaths 35. At Pithoragarh, the active cases were 1874 with 81 deaths recorded to date. While at Uttarkashi the active cases recorded were 2288 with deaths of 47 persons to date. At Pauri Garhwal, the active cases were at 6090 with 215 deaths, to date.

The condition in villages was deteriorating with the rise in cases of people reported with high fever accompanied with cough. The social activists are demanding mandatory testing to be conducted at the village level to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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