Home / News / India /  Uttar Pradesh records highest-ever daily spike of 20,510 new COVID-19 cases

Uttar Pradesh is continuously reporting a spike in the new covid-19 cases. A day after recording over 18,000 cases, the state today reported more than 20,000 infection which is the highest single day spike since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Amit Mohan Prasad, ACS -Health said,"20,510 new COVID19 cases and 4,517 recoveries reported in the State in the last 24 hours; active case tally at 1,11,835."

So far, 9,376 people have died from the infection in the state, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters here. "In the past 24 hours, 20,510 fresh cases were reported while 4,517 people were discharged in this period," he said, adding that the state currently has 1,11,835 active cases. As many as 6,22,810 people have recovered from the infection since last year, he added. On Tuesday, the state had recorded 18,021 cases. Over 83 lakh persons have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in the state. On Tuesday, 2.10 lakh samples were tested, pushing the total number of samples tested so far to over 3.73 crore, he said.

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

He had isolated himself even before the test results on Tuesday after some officials in his contact tested positive for coronavirus. "After initial symptoms, I got myself tested. My report is positive. I am in self-isolation and following doctors advice. I am doing all the works virtually," Adityanath tweeted from his official Twitter handle.

"All the activities of the government are running normally. Those who came in my contact should undergo testing and take precautions," the chief minister said. Adityanath had taken the first dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on April 5. The immunity to the virus develops several days after the second dose.

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