The office of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced that the state’s 24 districts have become Covid-free. In the past few days not a single active case has been reported in these 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh which include Aligarh, Amethi, Amroha, Ayodhya, Baghpat, Ballia, Banda, Basti, Bijnor, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Hamripur, Hardoi, Hathras, Lalitpur, Mohoba, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Rampur, Shamli and Sitapur.
India’s most populated state reported only 18 cases of COVID-19 yesterday. So far 17,09,401 Covid cases has been recorded in the state according to the state’s health data.
The 18 cases were reported from Gautam Buddh Nagar (4); Rae Bareli (3); Lucknow (2); Kannauj (2) and one each from Varanasi, Agra, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Sant Kabirnagar, Jhansi, and Sultanpur.
The count of the active coronavirus cases in the state has reached to 239 currently. However, in the state the Covid-19 related death toll stood at 22,854.
The state took 2.37 lakh samples yesterday and the overall, 7.29 crore samples have been tested for the virus.
In Uttar Pradesh, over 7.58 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered till date.
As per the data released by the Union Ministry of Health, some neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh have more active cases.
Delhi’s Covid-19 active case count stands at 362, Chhattisgarh (381) and Uttarakhand (410). However, Bihar has 81 active cases, Jharkhand has 141, and Madhya Pradesh 101, respectively.
Uttar Pradesh is seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases since August. However, currently the state’s Firozabad district is witnessing a major health emergency. But amid this decline the UP district has contended with dengue and viral fever. And now door to door inspection has also been started by the Central team of the Health Ministry to make people aware of the do’s and dont’s to curb the spread of dengue in the district.
41 persons, including 36 children, have died over the past few days in the Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh due to suspected dengue and viral fever.