September 22, 2022

Dehradun school closed after 11-year-old tests positive for Covid amid fourth wave scare

A private school in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun was shut for two days after an 11-year-old student tested positive for Covid-19, said Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Manoj Upreti.

Education Dept has directed Dehradun’s Brightlands School authorities to close the school for two days after an 11-yr-old student tested positive for COVID19. All schools directed to follow protocol of wearing masks, physical distancing&hand hygiene: CMO Dr Manoj Upreti,” ANI tweeted.

Meanwhile, on the covid front, India on Sunday reported 2,593 new Covid-19 cases, which is a marginal increase over the 2,527 infections registered the previous day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said.

Also in the same period, an additional 44 Covid fatalities increased the nationwide death toll to 5,22,193.

The number of Indias active caseload has increased to 15,873, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the countrys total positive cases.

The recovery of 1,755 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,25,19,479. Consequently, India`s recovery rate stands at 98.75 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 4,36,532 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall count to 83.47 crores.

While the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.54 per cent, the daily positivity rate reported a considerable spike to 0.59 per cent.

As of Sunday morning, India`s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 187.67 crores, achieved via 2,30,29,745 sessions.

Over 2.65 crore adolescents have been administered a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of the vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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