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57 IAS officers in training test positive for Covid-19 in 2 days at the IAS Training Academy in Mussoorie

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A total of 57 officers-in-training tested positive for Covid-19 at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in the past two days.

An official statement issued by the LBSNAA on Saturday stated: “Fifty-seven officers-in-training have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, since November 20, 2020. A total of 428 officers-in-training they are on campus for the 95th ‘Basic Course’ held for newcomers to civil service. ”

In addition, he mentioned: “The Academy is taking all measures to break the chain of spread of Covid-19 in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of the Interior and the District Administration, Dehradun. All officer trainees who tested positive have been quarantined at a dedicated Covid care facility. Since November 20, 2020, the Academy has carried out more than 162 RT-PCR tests in coordination with the District Authorities ”.

Due to the increase in cases, the Academy informed that all activities, including training, will take place online until midnight on December 3, 2020.

Uttarakhand reported 585 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the state’s tally to 70,863. The state also reported the deaths of eight Covid-19 patients, bringing the death toll to 1,146.

Of the 70,863 that have tested positive so far, a total of 64,851 have recovered successfully, bringing the recovery rate in the state to 91.61%. The positivity rate in the state is now 5.73%.

On Saturday, 458 Covid-19 positive people recovered and were discharged from hospitals in different districts of the state with a maximum of 167 from the Dehradun district.

According to the health bulletin issued on Saturday, a maximum of 210 cases were reported in Dehradun district. With five positive cases, the Champawat district reported the fewest cases on Saturday.

The Dehradun district has so far reported the highest of 19,920 positive Covid-19 cases, followed by Haridwar (11,679), US Nagar (10,055) and Nainital (8,189).

The state health department has so far tested 12.36 lakh people, of which more than 17,500 are pending.

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