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UP: Single-day Covid jump breaches 30,000-mark, Lucknow tops tally with 5,551 cases

Uttar Pradesh has broken all records of Covid infection this year. Uttar Pradesh on Sunday reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus numbers and for the first time crossed 30,000 new cases.

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Published on 18 April 2021 1:12 PM GMT

UP: Single-day Covid jump breaches 30,000-mark, Lucknow tops tally with 5,551 cases
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LUCKNOW: A record single-day rise of 2,61,500 coronavirus infections has taken India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,47,88,109, while active cases have surpassed the 18-lakh mark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll increased to 1,77,150 with a record 1,501 new fatalities.

Covid in UP:

All the restriction from government are failing in UP as the state has broken all records of Covid infection this year. Uttar Pradesh on Sunday reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus numbers and for the first time crossed 30,000 new cases.

On Sunday, 30, 596 new coronavirus cases have been found in the state. While in Lucknow , new 5,551 cases of corona have been reported in a day. The state on Sunday reported 129 deaths.

UP to treat suspected Covid-19 patients as 'Presumptive' cases

In the wake of rising cases in Uttar Pradesh, the administration said, "People whose RT-PCR tests have come negative but are showing symptoms of being infected with coronavirus will be treated as 'presumptive' Covid-19 patients". "Patients whose RT-PCR tests are negative but are suspected to be Covid positive after X-Rays, CT Scans, Blood Reports or Symptoms or Doctor's opinion -- will be treated as Covid patients in category of 'Presumptive Covid'," an official statement issued on Saturday read.

"The patients under this category can be administered the same medication as has been established for Covid positive if the attending doctor feels the need for it," the order added. CM's directions Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued instructions to officials regarding the lockdown and the curfew after holding a video conference with 'Team 11' of bureaucrats on Saturday.

During the lockdown, medical and health-related services and supply of essential goods would continue. A massive campaign of sanitation and sanitisation will be carried out during the weekends.

Ten new oxygen plants would be set up at different locations in the state soon with the support of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The state government has enforced night curfew in all districts with more than 500 active Covid-19 cases and also ordered the closure of schools and coaching from class 1 to 12 in the state till 30 April.

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