Downward trend of coronavirus infection continues

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Downward trend of coronavirus infection continues

Sunday, 18 October 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh continues to witness a downslide in coronavirus infections and now there is almost a 50 percent decrease in active patients and the recovery rate has also touched nearly 91 percent.

The total confirmed coronavirus positive cases in the state on Saturday reached 4,52,660 while 4,11,611 of them recovered. At present 34,420 COVID-19 patients are admitted in hospitals or are in home isolation for treatment. 

Altogether 2,880 fresh positive cases were reported across the state on Saturday while 3,528 COVID-19 patients recovered.

The recovery rate in the state has increased to 90.93 percent.

A total of 6,629 people have lost their lives to the lethal virus with 40 fresh fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said on Saturday that the health workers in the state had prepared a list of children under one-year age and of pregnant women who had missed their vaccine and tetanus injections during the lockdown period.

He said there were 3.25 lakh children and  around four lakh pregnant women who would be given vaccines and injections, respectively, during a special drive in November.

On Friday, 1,62,471 samples were tested and with it the total Covid tests in the state went up to a record 1,28,41,878.

Prasad said there were 15,831 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in home isolation while 2,980 patients were admitted in private hospitals and the rest were recovering in government-run Covid hospitals.

Over 4.22 lakh surveillance teams have covered 1,42,139 areas of the state and visited 2.72 crore houses to check the health of over 13.44 crore people.

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