Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh logged 27 new Covid-19 cases and 63 recoveries in the past 24 hours, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal said here on Wednesday.
Besides, 12 districts –Aligarh, Amethi, Chitrakoot, Etah, Firozabad, Gonda, Hathras, Kasganj, Pilibhit, Pratapgarh, Shamli and Sonbhadra became Corona-free, he said.
Currently, there are 505 active Corona patients in the state Mr Sehgal said, adding that so far, 16,85,555 residents of the state have recovered from the infection.
The positivity rate remains 0.01 and the recovery rate is 98.6 per cent.
In the testing of 2,39,909 samples done in the last 24 hours, not a single new case of infection was found in 59 districts, while patients were found in single digit in 16 districts.
So far, 6,81,37,752 Covid samples have been investigated in the state, highest in the country.
UP is the only state where more than 5,50,52,000 vaccine doses have been administered so far. More than 4,64,33,000 people have received a single dose of the vaccine.
Till date, more than 86 lakh people have received both the doses of Covid vaccine in the state.
Now Saturday has been kept reserved for the second dose of vaccine. Besides appropriate arrangements should also be made for vaccination of Buddhist monks, foreign nationals and helpless/destitutes.