Uttar Pradesh Covid-19 update: Number of cases cross 2,000-mark, 34 dead
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials on Tuesday to encourage use of plasma therapy to check the spread of Covid-19.Updated: Apr 29, 2020 08:31 IST
The number of Covid-19 positive cases in Uttar Pradesh crossed the 2,000-mark as 66 more people tested positive for the disease on Tuesday.
Three more people died on Tuesday, taking the Covid-19 death toll to 34 in the state.
The fresh cases were reported from different parts of the state, including 17 from Agra, followed by 12 from Varanasi and eight from Kanpur Nagar, according to state health department.
Of the overall deaths in Uttar Pradesh, Agra accounts for 12, followed by Moradabad (6) and Meerut (5). Four Covid-19 deaths have taken place in Kanpur, one death has been reported each from Basti, Varanasi, Bulandshahr, Lucknow, Firozabad, Aligarh and Srawasti.
The fresh cases brought the total count in the state’s 60 districts to 2,053, the statement said.
Briefing the reporters in Lucknow on Tuesday, Principal Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad said the work of forming a committee for monitoring and prevention of medical infection in each district is almost complete.
“This committee will work under the supervision of Additional Chief Medical Officer. The committee will have representatives from district hospital, women’s hospital, IMA, WHO, UNICEF and Pollution Control Board as members,” Prasad said.
The count of active Covid-19 cases in the state stands at 1,557.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials on Tuesday to encourage use of plasma therapy, while steps are already underway at various places to create ‘plasma banks’. Several people who have recovered after contracting the virus have offered to donate their plasma for treatment of others.