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Corona cases in Uttar Pradesh continue to decline, recoveries go up

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: While the state health care crumbles down under increasing Covid-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh authorities claims to have recorded a decline in active cases while recoveries are going up in the state, alleged health officials on Saturday.

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“At least 26,847 fresh cases were reported while 34,721 people were declared free of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. During this period, total 2,23,656 Covid tests were conducted in the state,” additional chief secretary, information, Navneet Sehgal said.

He added that 1.93 lakh people were under home isolation in the state and the total number of active cases was 2.45 lakh. The improvement was an outcome of state’s strategy of ‘test, trace and treat’, Sehgal added.

According to official bulletin, as many as 298 lives were lost to Covid in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of deaths in the state has reached 15,170.An official spokesman said the state government was leaving no stone unturned to check the spread of coronavirus.

“In the last eight days, the number of active cases of coronavirus has gone down by 65,000 which has improved the recovery rate as well,” the spokesman said.

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According to Covid-19 bulletins, against 3.1 lakh active cases on April 30, the number has gone down to 2.45 lakh now.

Meanwhile, the state CM has expressed satisfaction over the decline in active cases and directed officials to shift focus on villages from where cases are being reported.

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