New Covid-19 cases in the 75 districts fell below 1,000 on Monday, even as 6,626 more people tested positive for the disease and 6,946 patients recovered.
Cases in the state had started to rise on January 1 and on January 8, 1,141 new cases were reported in Lucknow. Gradually, other districts also continued to report over 1,000 cases, with a peak of over 3,500 reported in Lucknow in January.
On Monday, Lucknow reported 980 new cases and the other 74 districts also reported less than 700 new Covid-19 cases. The number of active cases in UP is now 54,836.
“The state reported 18 new Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. The reason for their death may be another disease, but if they were Covid-19 positive, they are identified as Covid deaths,” said Amit Mohan Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary, Medicine and Health, during the a press conference.
“Of the total number of active cases, approximately 1,200 patients are admitted to hospitals across the state.”
Jhansi reported 629 new cases, Gautam Buddh Nagar 358 cases, Lakhimpur Khiri 343, Ghaziabad 239, Varanasi 208 and Meerut 229, according to state health department data.
According to the data, Prayagraj, Bijnor, Gonda reported two deaths each while Gautam Buddh Nagar, Jhansi, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Aligarh, Gazipur, Baghpat, Balrampur, Mainpuri, Mirzapur reported one death each.
“Lucknow has so far reported 2,88,728 cases of Covid-19 and the cure rate is 95.47% with 2,75,650 patients having recovered in the state capital so far,” said the Dr. Abhishek Shukla, Secretary General of the Association of International Physicians.
The recovery rate in the state is 96.13%. The state has tested 1,80,978 samples for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, and so far 9,94,69,781 samples have been tested.
Positivity rate also drops in Lucknow
The test positivity rate in Lucknow and the state is falling according to health department data.
The positivity rate in Lucknow which crossed the 11% mark earlier in January is now down. The positivity rate for the past 24 hours is 8.5%, compared to 11% 10 days earlier. The state capital now tests an average of more than 17,000 samples, 70% of which are RT-PCR samples and about 30% antigen, Truenat or CB-Nat samples.
In UP, the test positivity rate over the past 24 hours is 3.86%, down from 7.78% on Jan. 19.
All UP 18+ year olds received at least the first vaccine
The entire population of Uttar Pradesh over the age of 18 received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and the state also became the first in the country to cross the 26 crore mark the total number of vaccine doses. administered.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted: “This day is historic for the people of the state. Under the able leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, 100% of the population over the age of 18 received their first dose of the Covid Vaccine Safety Shield. We will definitely win the fight against Covid.
A total of 26,15,46,807 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far in Uttar Pradesh, including 15,70,09,574 first doses, 10,31,55,135 second doses and 13,82,098 doses of precaution. More than 69% of the population over 18 also received their second dose.
A total of 92,74,097 doses of vaccine were administered to people between the ages of 15 and 18. There are 1,40,14,000 such eligible people in Uttar Pradesh, including 3.2 lakh in Lucknow.