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Uttar Pradesh: Active cases cross 3L-mark in state, Covid tally over 11LLucknow: With over 33,000 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, the number of active cases in Uttar Pradesh crossed the three-lakh mark on Monday. The state also recorded 249 Covid deaths on Monday. This translated to loss of life every six minute in the state.

According to the state health bulletin, 33,574 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, which took the state tally to above 11.2 lakh. Of these, 3,04,199 patients come under the active category, while a total of 8,04,563 patients have recovered.

Additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad, said about 2.50 lakh active cases were under home isolation while 6,827 were undergoing treatment at private hospitals. Another 48,372 patients were being attended to at government hospitals and state medical colleges. He said that many patients were still in the queue for hospital admission.

As per the health bulletin, the number of cases declined on Monday. However, that was directly linked to the reduction in the daily testing activity. As per data, against the average of 2.25 lakh tests per day, 1.86 lakh tests were performed in the past 24 hours which reflected in the total number of cases recorded

In terms of districts, Lucknow remained the top contributor to the cases’ tally. Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur recorded significant spikes.

While Kanpur recorded 2,040 cases in the past 24 hours to become the third district with over 60,000 cases (Prayagraj and Varanasi being the other two), Gorakhpur added 1,539 cases and is now the sixth highest burden district in the state.

The state Covid toll is now at 11,414. Kanpur recorded the highest 28 deaths on Monday, followed by Lucknow (21), Varanasi (19) and Gautam Budh Nagar (15).


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