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Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 104 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 5,619

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 5,619 after 104 new cases were reported on Friday, out of which 3,238 have so far recovered and have been discharged, while 138 have died, officials said.

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New Delhi Published on: May 22, 2020 17:08 IST
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Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 104 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 5,619

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 5,619 after 104 new cases were reported on Friday, out of which 3,238 have so far recovered and have been discharged, while 138 have died, officials said. With this, the number of active cases now stands at 2,243, Principal Secretary, Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters here. "Samples of 7,249 people have been sent for testing on Thursday and 928 pools were also tested," he said.

It has been observed that the infection percentage is higher among migrant labourers due to which the state government has asked them to strictly follow home quarantine.

The 'village/mohalla nigrani samitis' are keeping an eye on them, he said, adding that in home quarantine, they have been asked not to come in contact with elderly people, children and pregnant women.

He said health workers have surveyed 6,58,982 migrant labourers and 764 of them have shown symptoms of coronavirus.

Though the fresh figure of corona positive migrants was not revealed by the officer, till Thursday 1,230 of them tested positive for the virus.

"We are emphasising on surveillance and over 3.49 crore people have been surveyed by 87,141 teams in Uttar Pradesh," he said.

Prasad said the Centre's Aarogya Setu mobile application is being used to send alerts to people.

"We have made 29,010 calls on the basis of the alerts generated by the mobile app," he said.

He said in hospitals, there are 78,500 beds and their numbers are being increased to over one lakh to ensure treatment of every patient.

Among the 138 deaths, Agra reported the maximum at 28 followed by Meerut (21), Moradabad (11), Aligarh and Kanpur (9 each), Firozabad (6), Gautam Buddh Nagar (5), Varanasi, Sant Kabir Nagar, Mathura and Jhansi (4 each), Prayagraj and Gorakhpur (3 each), and Pratapgarh, Lucknow, Basti, Etah, Jalaun, Mainpuri and Ghaziabad (2 each).

One death each has been reported from Ayodhya, Chitrakoot Hapur, Bulandshahr, Bijnor, Amroha, Bareilly, Shrawasti, Azamgarh, Kanpur Dehat, Mahoba, Kushi Nagar and Lalitpur.

(With PTI Inputs)

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