LUCKNOW: Alarmed over the constant rise in Covid-19 cases, chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed health officials to undertake additional surveillance measures in districts with more than 100 active cases. As per the official bulletin on Covid-19, 40 districts in the state fall in this category.
Meanwhile, 3,999 new cases in the past 24 hours took state’s total to 6,34,033 on Monday. Of the total cases, 6,02,319 have recovered while 8,894, including 13 in the past 24, hours have died.
The CM also told officials to keep a close eye on the situation in Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Gorakhpur considering the rapid rise in the districts. As per the information, nearly 50% of the present case load is being reported in the five big cities.
Reviewing the covid-19 situation, the CM said that all arrangements to provide best possible treatment to patients in need, beds and necessary medical equipment must be in place. The deployment of the required work force should also be ensured.
Additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad said that as many as 22,820 active cases were under observation. Of the total, 12,338 were under home isolation.
The CM reiterated the importance of contact tracing and testing for covid-19 control. He also said that testing should be undertaken in full capacity.