Lucknow: As a double Corona mutant variant has reportedly been held responsible for the sudden rise in number of Covid cases in the country, Lucknow has also recorded a single day highest Corona caseload with 232 patients being tested positive for the infection on Tuesday.
It is for the first time this year that the city recorded the highest single-day spike in 90 days after December 23 when 252 cases were recorded in 24 hours. These new cases have alarmed the city authorities as one-third (36%) of the total cases in the state reported on Tuesday were recorded from Lucknow only.
Meanwhile, other UP districts case count was reportedly below 50. What adds to the concern is that the rate of recovery which is constantly keeping low for the past two weeks.
On Tuesday, only 38 patients recovered from the infection. As a result, number active infection has jumped to 954 from 222 on March 9.
Tuesday’s tally took city’s Corona caselaod to over 83,000.