Record single-day 332 COVID-19 deaths in Uttar Pradesh; 34,626 more test positive
A total of 34,494 people recovered from coronavirus in the past 24 hours
LUCKNOW : A record single-day 332 COVID-19 deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, pushing the fatality count in the state to 12,570, while the total number of cases mounted to 12,52,324 with 34,626 more people testing positive for the disease.
A total of 34,494 people recovered from coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The active cases in the state now stand at 3,10,783
So far, 9,28,971 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in the state, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters
More than 2.44 lakh samples were tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which included over 1.08 lakh RTPCR tests, taking the total number of samples tested so far in the state to over 4.07 crore, the highest in the country, Prasad said.
Among the active cases, 2.43 lakh are in home isolation, he said.
About the need of a Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) referral letter for getting admission in hospitals, Prasad that it was not required and a government order clarifying it has already been issued.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath beats COVID-19, tests negative
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said he has tested negative for COVID-19. The chief minister had isolated himself on April 13 after some officials he came in contact with tested positive for coronavirus. He tested positive the next day. "Due to your good wishes and doctors' care, I have tested negative for coronavirus. I thank you all for your cooperation and good wishes for me," Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi.
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.
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