Maintaining the positive recovery trend -- high recoveries and low number of fresh COVID-19 cases -- the active coronavirus positive cases in Uttar Pradesh have been brought down by over 99 per cent as the state reported 13 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
“Out of as many as 1,88,214 samples tested in the last 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh limited the number of fresh infections to 13. In the same period, another 13 COVID-19 patients recovered from the infection,” a government spokesman said here on Tuesday.
He said where other major states have been witnessing a surge of fresh COVID-19 infections (daily cases ranging from 20,000-2,000), Uttar Pradesh has restricted the daily case count to below 50 for nearly six consecutive weeks.
The active and fresh cases have declined to zero in Aligarh, Amroha, Auraiya, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Baghpat, Ballia, Banda, Bahraich, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Etah, Farrukhabad, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hapur, Hathras, Kanpur Dehat, Kasganj, Mahoba, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Pratapgarh, Rampur, Saharanpur, Shamli, Shravasti and Sultanpur.
In what comes as a big respite, none of the 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh have reported fresh cases of coronavirus infection in double-digits lately.
Uttar Pradesh has given over 9.66 crore vaccine doses so far and this is no small achievement. The impressive pace of Covid vaccination has made Uttar Pradesh ‘the top state’ despite having the largest population in the country.
In addition, the state has also achieved the landmark of administering the first dose of the Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent of the eligible adult population. Over 1.73 crore people in the state have been fully vaccinated. In this UP has set an example for states of the country. On the other hand, Maharashtra lags behind with 7.49 crore doses of Covid vaccine delivered so far.