142 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In UP; Total Count 4,748

Mumbai: Officials said the number of such cases increased to 4,748 after testing 142 people for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

“Out of 75 districts in the state, a total of 4,748 cases have been reported so far, of which 1,847 are active (in 72 districts) while 2,783 people have been discharged from hospitals after recovery. So far 118 people have died of the disease. It has been reported in the state, “Amit Mohan Prasad, Principal Secretary, Medicine and Health, told reporters.

He said 6,870 COVID-19 tests were conducted across Uttar Pradesh on Monday, adding that the state was also building its pool-testing facility.

Prasad said, “We are emphasizing on surveillance and more than 3.23 crore people have been surveyed by 81,695 teams in Uttar Pradesh. Those having symptoms (of COVID-19) have been given the required treatment,” Prasad said, adding that the Aarogya Setu mobile application is being used and alerts are being sent to people.

“We have made 20,768 calls based on app-generated alerts and dropped 181 people, while 50 have tested positive for coronavirus,” he said.

The official said that migrant workers from other states are being monitored by health workers.

He said, “Over 4.76 lakh people have been screened, out of which 565 have shown signs of coronavirus and their samples have been sent for testing. 117 of them have been reported and 26 have tested positive.”

“The percentage of positivity among migrants is 22.2, compared to 2.6 in the state,” said Prasad.

Of the 118 deaths due to COVID-19, 27 were in Agra, 19 in Meerut, 11 in Moradabad, eight each in Aligarh and Kanpur, five in Gautam Buddh Nagar, four each in Sant Kabir Nagar, Firozabad, Mathura and Jhansi, three in Varanasi and two each in Mainpuri and Ghaziabad.

One death has been reported from Lucknow, Hapur, Bulandshahar, Basti, Bijnor, Prayagraj, Jalaun, Pratapgarh, Amroha, Bareilly, Shravasti, Azamgarh, Etah, Kanpur Ghat, Mahoba, Kushinagar and Lalitpur.

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