Covid Cases Decline By 80 Per Cent In UP, Yogi Govt Carrying Out Testing In Record Numbers

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Uttar Pradesh has seen a sharp drop in the number of active cases of Covid-19 in less than one month, the state government stated on Wednesday (26 May) as per a report in Hindustan Times.

From a high of 3,10,783 cases on 30 April, the numbers came down to 62,271 on 25 May, only 20 per cent of cases at April end, the state government data showed.

The state government also said that the recovery rate in the state has surpassed 95 per cent.

According to the official data, the daily positivity rate on Tuesday dipped below one per cent in the state again for the first time since 15 April.

UP conducted 3,58,273 Covid-19 tests in the last 24 hours, which is a nationwide record.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that a more aggressive campaign is in preparation against the pandemic.

"We are running an aggressive campaign against the third wave of COVID-19 on the lines of the encephalitis campaign as we were able to bring down the encephalitis death rate to a minimum level during the last three years. Preparation in each district is in full swing. Preparation is underway for a 100-bed PICU ward at each medical college," he said in Gorakhpur.

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