Senior UP Bureaucrat Posted As Agra Commissioner Loses Both Parents To COVID-19
Uttar Pradesh

Senior UP Bureaucrat Posted As Agra Commissioner Loses Both Parents To COVID-19

The state health department will conduct an extensive Sero-Survey in the Taj city to determine the percentage of population with anti-bodies against Covid-19

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AGRA || A senior bureaucrat of the Uttar Pradesh government has lost both his parents to the dreaded Coronavirus, an official informed on Monday. Tragedy struck Agra divisional commissioner Anil Kumar, who lost both his father and mother to COVID-19. Kumar who cremated his father RC Meena, 76 on Sunday, today lost his mother.

COVID-19 continues to spread in the whole of Braj Mandal. While Agra reported 38 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, Mathura reported 42, Firozabad 40, Mainpuri 26, Kasganj 5 and Etah 4. The intensity however has gone after a bad spike in the months of April-May-June-July.

Agra's tally now is total number of cases 2519, 106 deaths, 288 active cases. So far 96,917 samples have been collected and the recovery rate is 84.36 percent. Health department officials said the increase in the number of containment zones in the rural areas to 69 was a worry. The number of containment zones in the urban areas is 86.

The state health department will conduct an extensive Sero-Survey in the Taj city to determine the percentage of population with anti-bodies against Covid-19. The four-day random sample survey will be carried out by ten teams, an official said.

Rapid antigen tests were being carried out in all government departments to prevent spread of infection. Interestingly, the incidence of seasonal diseases like Malaria, Chikingunea, Swine flu, Dengue has seen a drastic fall as Agra district battles with Covid-19.
District Magistrate Agra PN Singh

"Very few cases of seasonal diseases are being reported these days, primarily because there is better awareness, improved level of hygiene, reduced mobility and periodic sanitation," a state health department official said.

Health consciousness, better preparedness, and a streamlined medical infrastructure with a better response management, are being cited as reasons for the control of seasonal health issues by doctors.

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