A 25-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh has died due to coronavirus in Gorakhpur. The state has reported its first causality, where the tally has reached 100 cases. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is taking strict actions to ensure lock down orders are being followed in the state.
According to the inputs received, the man returned from Mumbai and was a resident of Basti, Uttar Pradesh. The man had symptoms of coronavirus and was under treatment at BRD hospital in Gorakhpur. The patient had passed away late on Tuesday, his samples tested positive for COVI-19 today morning.
There were seven new cases reported from different parts of the state — five from Bareilly and one each from Noida and Ghaziabad — on Tuesday.
State surveillance officer, Vikasendu Agarwal, said, “The cases in Bareilly are all close relatives of the previous patient who worked in the Noida factory.”
Chief Medical Officer, Ghaziabad N.K. Gupta informed that the patient who tested positive for corona was a resident of Murad Nagar area and worked in the cease-fire company of Noida. He said that this is the third case of coronavirus in Ghaziabad associated to the Noida factory.
In an official statement, Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad said, “Containment activities are being carried out in the hot spots, Noida and Meerut, in addition to Bareilly where six of a family are in the grip of the infection. Health officials are conducting screening and awareness activities in a three-kilometer radius of the home of the Bareilly resident.”
“The government has prescribed very strict protocols for states which cross the 100 cases. The onus to check the situation from worsening now lies in the community. The more they follow hand hygiene and social distancing, the lesser will be the chance for the virus to circulate,” he said.