Published: July 15, 2020 1:04:58 pm
On a day the overall coronavirus rely within the nation crossed 9 lakh, the variety of contaminated individuals in Uttar Pradesh reached near 40,000, accounting for practically four per cent of the nation’s caseload.
The state recorded 1,656 new circumstances within the final 24 hours, a bulk of which got here from 5 districts – Ghaziabad (182), Gautam Buddh Nagar (167), Lucknow (152) and Jhansi (137). Other important additions had been from Kanpur Nagar (97) and Gorakhpur (58).
The state additionally recorded one other excessive within the every day dying rely. With the addition of 28 extra deaths within the final 24 hours, the overall fatalities within the state reached 983 — 17 wanting 1,000. Kanpur Nagar reported highest with 4 contemporary deaths, taking the overall fatality rely within the district to 90 – the third-highest within the state with Agra (95) and Meerut (93) being the highest two districts.
Capital Lucknow reported three deaths up to now 24 hours, taking the overall fatality rely within the district to 36. Jhansi, which has one of many highest fatality charges, additionally reported three extra deaths, taking its complete rely to 39. While Gautam Buddh Nagar reported two extra deaths, there was no contemporary dying in neighbouring Ghaziabad.
Besides, two deaths had been reported from Meerut, Prayagraj, Sambhal and Mathura, and one every from Agra, Firozabad, Varanasi, Rampur, Pratapgarh, Shamli, Shahjahanpur and Sonbhadra, a well being division official mentioned.
Meanwhile, 778 extra individuals recovered, taking the overall recoveries to 24,981 — 19 wanting 25,000. With this, the overall variety of energetic circumstances within the state stood at 13,760 with Lucknow having the best – 1,591, adopted by Ghaziabad with 1,295 circumstances. The highest variety of recoveries up to now 24 hours was additionally reported from Ghaziabad.
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi, in the meantime, mentioned that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officers to ramp up testing and obtain the goal of 50,000 checks per day. “Yesterday, 40,984 samples had been examined throughout the state. Till now, the state has examined samples of 11,57,273 individuals for coronavirus,” he mentioned.
In a collection of tweets, the federal government additionally mentioned that whereas UP ranks sixth within the variety of circumstances in India, it ranks third within the nation within the variety of checks. “Only Maharashtra, with nearly 6.eight instances, the variety of UP circumstances and Tamil Nadu with nearly 3.7 instances of circumstances, are forward of UP within the variety of checks,” it mentioned.
Amid this, the state authorities issued detailed directives for the weekend lockdown to be noticed within the state for checking the unfold of the virus.
All city and rural haats, markets, galla mandis and enterprise institutions within the state would stay closed throughout the weekend, and on different weekdays, they are going to perform from 9 am to 9 pm, an official mentioned on Tuesday.
Chief Secretary R Okay Tiwari, in a letter to all divisional commissioners, district magistrates, different administrative and cops, mentioned the lockdown would come into pressure at 10 pm on Friday until 5 am on Monday.
—With PTI INPUTS
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