COVID Surge Continues Unabated In UP, Kanpur Logs 28 Deaths And State Records 29,754 Fresh Cases

COVID Surge Continues Unabated In UP, Kanpur Logs 28 Deaths And State Records 29,754 Fresh Cases

Lucknow, April 20 (TNA) Notwithstanding claims by the state government of things being under control, the COVID situation in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday continued to remain precarious. India's most populous state reported 29754 fresh cases of the virus infection and 163 deaths.

There were 5014 new cases in the state capital and 19 deaths, 2175 fresh cases in Prayagraj, 1740 new cases in Kanpur city which also logged the highest number of deaths - 28, in the last 24-hours.

Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of prime minister Narendra Modi, recorded 1637 fresh cases and 7 deaths. Ghaziabad also logged a steep hike with 633 new cases and one death.

The situation in Meerut continued to be bad with 1287 fresh cases and Gorakhpur, the home turf of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, logged 747 new cases and two deaths.

UP Government has now ordered a night curfew across the state and also a weekend curfew on Saturday and Sunday in the state.

Bareilly reported 913 cases and Moradabad also saw a big surge with 864 new cases of Coronavirus. There are 2.23 lakh active cases of COVID in the state as of now, health department officials informed. 10,159 people have died of the disease since the outbreak in March last year. Hathras has reported just 7 cases, which is the lowest in the state and Pratapgarh also reported just 17 cases. Almost all the other districts have reported new cases in triple digits.

Battle for paucity of oxygen, medicines, life-saving drugs and hospital beds continues in the state capital and also elsewhere in the state. The state government, which had refused the Allahabad HC's Monday order for a complete lockdown in five districts - a decision which was stayed on Tuesday by the Supreme Court, however, has now ordered a night curfew across the state and also a weekend curfew on Saturday and Sunday in the state.

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