Coronavirus Cases: The number of Covid-19 cases is on the rise in almost all states. Uttar Pradesh has reported 163 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the overall active caseload has crossed the 700 mark. This was also the highest single-day spike this year.
Out of total new cases, Lucknow recorded its highest number on Wednesday. According to the report, the state capital reported as many as 24 new cases.
Among those who have tested positive is also state minister Surya Pratap Shahi. One of his family members is also reported to be Covid-19 positive.
Uttar Pradesh has 718 active Covid cases, according to the latest health department data. Out of this, 86 are from Lucknow.
In Lucknow, the cases were reported from Alambagh, Aliganj, Chinhat, NK Road, Indira Nagar, Qaiserbagh, and Chowk.
Besides Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, and Lalitpur also have a high count of active cases.
Meanwhile, the state also recorded 85 recoveries, including eight in Lucknow.
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Yogesh Raghuvanshi, district health education officer of Lucknow, said: “Almost all Covid patients are recuperating in home isolation and are asymptomatic. Such patients need to stay in isolated but ventilated rooms and ensure they do not share any items.”
Since the outbreak in March 2020, the state has reported 21,29,559 Covid cases. Among them, 21,05,191 patients recovered.