2,840 new COVID-19 cases, 20 more deaths in UP

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Lucknow, Nov 20 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh reported 20 more COVID-19 fatalities on Friday, taking the death toll to 7,500, while 2,840 new cases pushed the state's infection count to 5,21,988.

The number of active coronavirus cases now stands at 23,357, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters here.

'The active cases now are 23,357 and the number of those who have recovered from the infection is 4,91,131. The death toll has gone up to 7,500,' Prasad said.

The state recorded 2,840 fresh COVID-19 cases and the total number of cases has reached 5,21,988, he said.

The state has a recovery rate of 94.08 per cent, he said, appealing to people to remain cautious against the disease in the wake of a massive surge in cases in Delhi.

On Thursday, the total number of samples tested was over 1.61 lakh, and so far 1.76 crore samples have been tested in the state, Prasad said.

'The number of tests done in UP is maximum in the country,' he claimed.

Among the active cases, 10,395 are in home isolation, 2,167 admitted to private hospitals and the rest are undergoing treatment in government hospitals, the official said. PTI ABN AQS AQS