August 17, 2022

Number of active Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh reduced by sixty five thousand in eight days

NEW DELHI: Yogi Adityanath government is making no stone unturned in fighting the Corona with full might. In the span of last eight days, the number of active Covid cases is reduced by about sixty five thousand showing improvement in the recovery rate day by day.

Adopting the mantra of Test, Trace and Treat, the state machinery is conducting an average of well above two lakh tests every day.

With the aggressive approach against Covid, the number of about 3.10 lakh active cases on April 30 has come down to about 2.45 lakh now, a fall of about 65000 in eight days.

In fact, the maximum 38 thousand positive cases were reported on a single day on April 24. Since then, there has been a steady decline in new cases. Also, the number of people getting discharged is also increasing every day. According to an official spokesman,during the last 24 hours, as many as 26847 fresh cases were reported while 34721 persons were declared Corona-free and discharged. During this period, a total of 223656 Covid tests were conducted in the state.

There are currently 2,45,686 total active cases. Of these, 212732 people are undergoing home isolation.

Describing the decline in the active case and the improved recovery rate as satisfactory, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed Team-09 to further increase the testing capacity. CM said that to break the chain of infection, a mega campaign of village-to-village testing is going on.

Surveillance committees are going door-to-door, screening, providing medical kits to patients of home isolation. Information about the Covid to symptomatic people and their antigen tests are being facilitated by Rapid Response Teams.

The CM has directed that the DM and CMO should ensure that this test process takes place in the village itself. There is no need to go to CHC / PHC. Special efforts should be made to increase the number of RRTs by three to four times. Contact tracing needs to be further improved.

Medical kit should be provided to every patient

The Chief Minister said that medical kit must be given to the people under home isolation in time. It should be reviewed from the offices of CM and Chief Secretary.’s and Chief Minister’s Office. The surveillance committees have been asked to give details to ICCC of the people to whom the medical kit is provided.

While the cases are coming down, the Chief Minister Adityanath has once again made it clear that the state will not go for full lockdown and the partial Corona curfew will continue with complete strictness.

The Chief Minister was of the view that the partial corona curfew is getting good support from the people of the state and its results are satisfactory.

Compared to the states like Delhi and Maharashtra where complete lockdown has been imposed for the last 03-04 weeks, there is no let down in the infection. This is despite the fact that both the states are much smaller in terms of population as compared to UP but the rate of infection is much high there.

About 4.28 crore Covid tests have been conducted in UP, the most in the country with a record 2.96 lakh tests in a single day on May 2 last.

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