Covid calculus: Prayagraj clocks 71% recovery rate | Allahabad News


PRAYAGRAJ: Ushering in a flash of good news amid some gloomy times, Prayagraj has clocked a recovery rate of more than 71% while treating patients of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), as per the data released by the district health department.
Till June 24, 214 patients had been diagnosed with the disease in the district, of which 152 have recovered and discharged from hospitals. Currently, there are 54 active cases in the district and these patients are undergoing treatment at Covid 19 Level One and Covid 19 Level Three Hospitals, according to the data released by district health officials on Wednesday evening.
The city recorded eight deaths due to novel coronavirus so far.
The first Covid-19 case in Prayagraj was recorded in April first week, when a 35-year-old Indonesian, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in New Delhi tested Covid-19 positive. He tested positive for novel coronavirus on April 5. The foreign national had attended the congregation in Delhi on March 12-13 and arrived in the city on March 22.
A few days later, the rate of increase in Covid-19 cases decreased and Prayagraj was even declared a green zone on April 23, until two days later three new cases were reported from the city. On April 25, two youths who had returned from Mumbai for a family member’s funeral and another man who had come in contact with a Covid-19 patient while during a train journey were found Covid-19 positive.
The number of Prayagraj residents getting infected with the disease started increasing towards April-end and crossed the 200-mark on June 23. A large number of these cases were migrants native to UP who started returning home via special trains and state buses after being stranded in other cities during the lockdown.
Nodal officer and additional chief medical officer Dr Rishi Sahai said, “The recovery rate of patients has been increasing day by day and over 150 patients have been recovered and discharged from Covid Hospitals so far. Prayagraj’s recovery rate is around 71%.”
The oldest patient to have recovered from the virus is a 85-year-old woman, whose son was the first Covid-19 casualty to be reported from the state. She was among the six members of a family who tested positive for the infection. On the other hand, the youngest novel coronavirus patient from Prayagraj was a 10-day-old infant. Health department officials said that more than 10 children aged from one to 14 years have won the battle against Covid-19 so far in the city.
Of the 63 patients to be diagnosed with Covid-19 in Kaushambi district, 55 have recovered and discharged from hospitals. Only eight patients are currently undergoing treatment in Kaushambi. The district has not reported any deaths due to Covid-19 till now.
Meanwhile, UP finance and medical education minister Suresh Khanna inspected the facilities being offered to Covid-19 patients at Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital on Thursday.
“I have come to Praygaraj to conduct an on-spot inspection about the status of facilities being offered to novel coronavirus patients,” the minister said. Khanna also checked emergency and semi-emergency services.
“Yogi government has been quite successful in containing the spread of Covid-19 infection in the state through strict compliance of lockdown guidelines. There are many smaller states where the strength of Covid-19 patients is much higher than UP and their recovery rate is also slower than our state,” he added.
Khanna also said that UP’s recovery rate was around 64% and there are currently 6,400 Covid-19 positive patients in the state.


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