With the effective implementation of measures such as the strict ‘track, test and treat’ mechanism, prevention through rapid vaccination along with the partial corona curfew to control the spread of Covid-19, no new infections were recorded from as many as 71 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh, despite its large population density, has managed to limit the number of daily Covid cases to below the 50 mark for more than two consecutive months.
Controlling for signs of re-emergence, of the more than 1,27,322 samples tested, up to 12 cases from only 4 regions were recorded in the last 24 hour period. Daily cases are down more than 99 percent from their peak of 38,055 on April 24.
The downward trajectory of the virus has continued in UP for the 14th consecutive week, demonstrating the success of many of the proactive measures implemented by the government. UP also maintained its daily Covid test positivity rate at 0.01 percent, the lowest in the country. That rate was at a high of 16.84 percent on April 24 and is now still below the lowest after the first wave of Covid-19.
Despite aggressive tracking and testing, the positivity rate in Uttar Pradesh has been declining steadily for several days indicating signs that the dangerous Covid wave from the state is abating. The number of active cases is now 118, which is down more than 99 percent from a peak of 3,10,783 cases on April 30.
With up to 16,87,031 people recovering from the Covid-19 infection, the state’s recovery rate has jumped to 98.9 percent. UP is rapidly moving toward being coronavirus-free as active and new Covid-19 cases in as many as 42 counties have fallen to zero.
The country has so far provided vaccines to 12,01,64,415 people. Of these, more than 9,32,63,733 have received the first dose while more than 2,69,00,682 people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.