By Ashutosh Shukla

Active Covid-19 cases drop to 135 in Uttar Pradesh

Over 17 per cent of UP’s eligible population gets both vax shots; more than 62 per cent inoculated with the first dose

Lucknow:The Covid control mechanism in Uttar Pradesh gets further strengthened as 41 districts have become free of Coronavirus with active as well as fresh Covid-19 cases declining to zero.  

The drop in fresh and active cases in 41 districts indicate complete elimination of coronavirus from over 54 per cent of the state.

In what comes as another relief, none of the 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh has reported fresh cases of coronavirus infection in double-digits lately. Indicating signs that the dangerous virus is receding from the state, as many as 67 districts reported no case of covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours.

The Active Covid Caseload in the most populous state which was at a high of 3,10,783 in April, has been reduced to 135 now, whereas states like Kerala and Maharashtra account for a heavy active caseload of 97,694 and nearly 30,000 respectively. 

The transmission levels in the state have been brought down by restricting the fresh cases below 50 for over two consecutive months. 

Proactive measures such as the aggressive Trace, Test and Treat and prevention through vaccination and Partial Corona Curfew to eradicate the pandemic, the UP government is reaching the last mile within the state to curb the spread, as a result of which the positivity rate has slumped to lower than 0.01 per cent. 

UP continues aggressive testing 

Scaling up the stringent testing mechanism, the state is managing to break the covid chain with effective protocols in place, and by sticking to the time-tested strategy of case isolation and contact-tracing, combined with an alert community surveillance system.

Uttar Pradesh has tested the maximum number of samples so far - over 8.09 crore - followed by Maharashtra’s 6 crores.

Covid Vaccination: Over 17% of people in UP fully vaccinated

Over 17 per cent of Uttar Pradesh’s population eligible for covid-19 vaccination has taken both doses of the vaccine so far. 

Uttar Pradesh has administered over 11.75 crore vaccine doses so far and that is no small achievement. The impressive pace of COVID vaccination has made Uttar Pradesh ‘the top state’ with the largest population in the country. 

In addition, the state has also achieved the landmark of administering the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine to over 62 per cent of the eligible adult population.