UP: Single-day Covid jump breaches 35,000-mark, Lucknow tops tally once again
On Thursday, 35,156 new coronavirus cases have been found in the state.
LUCKNOW: India reported 3.79 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, its sharpest spike since the pandemic first gripped the country last year. With this the total caseload rose to 1.8 crore. Meanwhile, with 3,645 deaths, the death toll surged to 2.04 lakh.
Nearly 1.33 crore people registered on the Co-Win platform for the next phase of the nationwide coronavirus vaccination drive, which will cover all adults between the ages of 18 and 45.
Covid in UP:
Uttar Pradesh has broken all records of Covid infection this year. Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus numbers and for the first time crossed 35,000 new cases.
On Thursday, 35,156 new coronavirus cases have been found in the state. While 258 deaths have been reported in a day.
Meanhile, UP received its 5th Oxygen Express carrying 76.29 MT of liquid medical oxygen today in 5 tankers, according to Ministry of Railways.
Full lockdown in Uttar Pradesh
Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases, Uttar Pradesh will go under complete lockdown starting April 30 evening till 7 am on 4 May, news agency ANI reported. "Lockdown in the state will now remain imposed from Friday evenings to 7 am on Tuesdays. The decision has been taken in the wake of COVID19 situation," ANI tweeted.
On Wednesday, the state recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 266 more people succumbing to disease, while 29,824 new cases pushed the tally to 11,82,848. The death toll in the state now stands at 11,943.
On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said thatretired doctors and para-medical staff can be roped in to increase manpower in hospitals. "Many of those who had emerged victorious in the battle against COVID-19 are willing to serve the patients. In this context, in order to increase the manpower at hospitals, experiences of retired doctors, lab technicians and para-medical staff along with retired personnel of the armed forces can be availed," he said at a virtual high-level review meeting.
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