Mumbai: According to an official, Uttar Pradesh’s daily COVID-19 cases reached a record high of 27,426 on Friday, taking the state’s cumulative tally to 7,93,720.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters here that the death toll rose to 9,583 with 103 more deaths.
This is the third straight day the state has recorded a record increase in COVID-19 cases. 22,439 fresh cases were reported on Thursday and 20,510 on Wednesday.
“In the last 24 hours, 27,426 fresh cases were reported, while 6,429 people were discharged,” Prasad said.
Currently, there are 1,50,676 active cases in the state. He said 77,146 patients are in domestic isolation, 2,435 in private hospitals and the rest in government hospitals.
He said that 6,33,461 people have recovered from the infection so far.
On Thursday, 2.23 lakh samples were tested. With this, the total number of samples tested so far has risen to over 3.78 crores, Prasad said.