UP’s Covid recovery  rate in improving

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UP’s Covid recovery  rate in improving

Thursday, 22 October 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

A total of 2,464 fresh coronavirus positive cases were reported across Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday while 3,332 COVID-19 patients recovered. With this, the recovery rate in UP also peaked to 92.17 percent. 

With the fresh cases, the confirmed positive cases in UP touched the 4.61 lakh-mark. However, 4.25 lakh of these COVID-19 patients have recovered and at present 29,364 are undergoing treatment in hospitals or in home isolation. 

A total of 6,755 people have died in the state due to the coronavirus with 41 fresh deaths in the last 24 hours.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said on Wednesday that the number of active patients was coming down and a slump of 57 percent was witnessed since active cases peaked on September 17. 

Prasad said that age-wise, the positivity rate was 13.78 percent in 0 to 20 years, 47.57 percent in 21 to 40 years, 29.05 percent in 41 to 60 years and 9.60 percent in people of 60 years and above age. 

In  UP, males infected with the virus accounted for 67.9 percent and females 32.1 percent. 

In fatalities, 45 percent of the COVID-19 deaths were of patients of 60 years and above while the  death rate was 4 percent in the 41-60 years age group.

On Tuesday, a total of 1.47 lakh samples were tested taking the tally of Covid tests in the state to a record 1.34 crore. 

Prasad said that there were 13,499 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in home isolation while 2,514 patients were admitted in private hospitals and the rest of the patients were recovering in government-run Covid hospitals. 

Till date, 2.58 lakh COVID-19 patients have preferred treatment in home isolation and 2.44 lakh have recovered. 

Over 4.28 lakh surveillance teams have covered 1.44 lakh areas of the state and visited 2.75 crore houses to check the health of over 13.55 crore residents.

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