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COVID-19: 6,725 fresh cases, 238 deaths in UP

As many as 13,590 people have recovered and the recovery rate has touched 91.80 per cent.

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh recorded 6,725 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 238 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, a health bulletin said on Thursday.

As many as 13,590 people have recovered and the recovery rate has touched 91.80 per cent.

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There are now 1,16,434 active cases in the state whereas till Wednesday their number was 1,23,579. Of this, 60,816 infected are in only 15 districts. That is, 49.2 per cent are in 60 districts.

Meerut has the highest number of 442 new infections while 353 new cases have been found in Lucknow along with 21 deaths. The total deaths in Lucknow was 2,337 while there are now 7,363 active cases.

In the last 24 hours after Lucknow, 16 people have died in Varanasi, 15 in Ghazipur, 12 in Agra and 11 each in Meerut and Kanpur Nagar.

A total of 381 fresh cases have been found in Varanasi, 93 in Kanpur, 73 in Agra and 39 in Ghazipur.

Prassd said a total of 4.57 crore people have been tested of corona so far in UP. The rate of recovery from corona infection in the state has increased to 91.80 percent.

UP has been at the top in the country since the beginning in the investigation of corona virus. In second place, 3.21 crore tests have been done in Maharashtra and 2.80 crore people in Karnataka.

He said when compared to the past April 30, now the corona virus infection is under control. On April 30, there were 12 lakh cases in the state and the recovery rate was 74.1 percent. Now the recovery rate has increased by more than 17 percent. Active cases have also come down by 69 percent. On April 30, there were 3.10 lakh active cases and now it has come down to 1.16 lakh.

The official claimed Corona’s positivity rate is also decreasing rapidly in the state. On April 30, it was 14.1 percent and now it is down to just 2.15 per cent.

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