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Active COVID Cases In UP Drop Below 20,000, Decline By 94 Percent From The Peak
Lucknow, June 5 (TNA) Uttar Pradesh has recorded less than 20,000 active cases of coronavirus for the first time since its peak. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attributed this to a widely deployed and aggressive testing strategy leading to the caseload dropped significantly pushing the tally of active cases to 19,438.
“Uttar Pradesh reported a steep decline in fresh cases for the 36th consecutive day. Merely, 1092 fresh cases of Covid-19 were identified in the last 24 hours. The decline has been over 94 per cent since the peak of 3.10 lakh cases recorded on April 30” stated the Chief Minister in a high-level COVID review meeting.
As many as samples 3,09,017 for novel coronavirus, using both Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR tests, were conducted in the state on Friday. Standing on the number one position in testing, Uttar Pradesh has tested a total of 5,10,32,967 samples for Covid-19 to date . In the last 24 hours, the COVID test positivity rate in the state was only 0.3 per cent.
A total of 4,346 patients were discharged from hospitals in Uttar Pradesh after recovering from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. In this way, till now a total of 16,56,763 people of the state have become healthy after being freed from COVID-19.
At the same time, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in the state has increased to 97.6 per cent even much higher than the national recovery rate. The Positivity rate has come down to 0.3 per cent and has been lower than 1 per cent for over a complete week now
In sharp contrast to the most populous state, the Daily Positivity Rate (TPR) is much higher in other states like Kerala , Tamil Nadu ,West Bengal and Maharashtra.