Uttar Pradesh reported 175 new Covid cases, including 18 in Lucknow, from the 1,18,100 samples tested in the past 24 hours on Friday. On Thursday, the state reported 207 new Covid cases.
“In all, 240 patients have been recovered in the past 24 hours and so far 20,52,615 patients have been recovered,” said Amit Mohan Prasad, additional secretary general, medical and health, in a press release.
According to the State Department of Health, there are now 1,279 active Covid cases, which were 1344 on Thursday. The state has so far tested a total of 11,26,28,868 Covid samples.
“Since the last four days, there have been more recoveries than new Covid cases and the recovery rate is more than 98%. Also, the active cases are going down in the state,” said Dr Abhishek Shukla, Secretary General, Association of International Doctors.
In Lucknow, new cases were reported from Aliganj (4), Indira Nagar (4), Alambagh (3), and Chinhat (4).
Uttar Pradesh is close to crossing the 32-crore mark with the total number of Covid vaccines delivered so far reaching 31,98,53,456, including 17,27,74,021 first dose and 14,41,53,799 second dose . Among children between 12 and 15 years of age, 73,46,593 doses of vaccine were administered.