Uttar Pradesh: Covid cases 85,000; 72% included July


By: Express News Service|Lucknow |

Updated: August 1, 2020 6: 35: 18 am

On the other hand, Covid tests surged to over 23.25 lakh, with this month experiencing a 207% dive in the number of tests. (Representational image)

Uttar Pradesh on Friday reported a record 4,453 brand-new Covid-19 cases, which took the infection count to 85,461, while 43 deaths in 24 hours took the statewide toll to 1,630

The majority of the most recent cases, 562, were found in Lucknow, followed by 321 infections in Kanpur Nagar, 295 in Bareilly, and 231 cases in Prayagraj.

Six of the most recent deaths happened in Kanpur Nagar– the greatest– while five each were reported from Lucknow, Varanasi and Bareilly.

In July alone, the state added nearly 62,000 to its caseload, or 73 per cent. (See adjacent table)

This month also witnessed a nearly 134% increase in Covid-linked deaths. More than 900 patients passed away in July– 57% of the overall deaths. In the last 31 days, the number of deaths has actually increased by 134%. The July death rate remained extremely low at 1.51%– mainly since of the high number of new cases considering that the rate is based upon the infection count.

Kanpur Nagar tops the list of overall casualties with 199 individuals. After that the districts with the most deaths are Meerut (107), Agra (100) and Lucknow (95).

On the other hand, Covid tests rose to over 23.25 lakh, with this month experiencing a 207% dive in the variety of tests.

Following the latest additions to the caseload, the state now has 34,968 active cases, 4,281 of which are in the capital city.

Extra Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters that the state evaluated 1.5 lakh samples on Thursday. “The total number of tests done till now in the state are 23,25,628,” he included.

On The Other Hand, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to keep utmost care at all levels to break the chain of the illness, and make sure strict compliance of guidelines in the next phase of lockdown.

At a meeting with senior authorities, Adityanath worried on the need for constant efforts to develop awareness about the virus, said an official release. Revealing complete satisfaction about the number of tests being conducted daily, he called for prompt door-to-door studies and contact tracing work with no laxity.

— With PTI inputs

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