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Covid: Active infections in UP go up by 10% in 24 hours | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: As the active infections went up by 10.6per cent in the past 24 hours, the UP government sounded a warning to observe utmost care for at least the next two weeks.
Against 3,036 active infections on Sunday, the number went up to 3,398 on Monday which is a clear jump of over 10%. The overall recovery rate, too, has seen a dip — from 98.5per cent last week to 98 per cent now.
Additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad said that both the trends were directly linked to the rise in the number of cases over the past few days. “The next few days are very crucial for UP to maintain its edge over the virus. The situation is changing very fast in many states and prevention efforts by every person in UP will count,” he said.
According to the official bulletin on Covid-19, the 542 cases were reported in the past 24 hours taking the total to 6,08,076. This is the highest since January 14. Also, with 177 fresh entries, the total number of recovered persons reached 5,95,920.
Prasad also stated that in a number of districts, especially in rural areas, migrant workers who have returned home for festive season are the new cases which make the role of gram and mohallah nigrani samitis more important.
“In a number of districts, the new cases comprise people and migrants who work in other states and have come back for the festival. Anyone coming back home must get themselves tested for the pandemic infection these days,” Prasad said, reiterating that testing is done free of cost in UP.
Officials also said that even though the vaccination programme has started, the risk of loss of life due to the coronavirus infection remains the same. The total number of lives lost due to Covid-19 till now reached 8,760 with one new entry.

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