1,025 people are kept in isolation wards in the state, while 10,814 is the number of those in quarantine.
With 125 fresh cases, the number of people infected with coronavirus shoots up to 974 in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
The health department bulletin released stated, 108 COVID-19 patients have been treated in the state so far and the number of active cases is 852. Out of 125 cases reported on Saturday, 86 are linked to last month’s Tablighi Jamaat, as per the bulletin.
The state has 14 recorded deaths due to COVID-19 — five from Agra, two each from Moradabad and Meerut and one each from Lucknow, Kanpur, Basti, Bulandshahr and Varanasi.
— the bulletin stated
Earlier yesterday, Principal Secretary, Health Amit Mohan Prasad said some districts have successfully eradicated the disease and “this is a positive step”.
Coronavirus cases were reported from 49 out of 75 districts in the state, he added, that some districts have successfully flattened the curve.
“All cases in Pilibhit, Hathras and Maharajganj have been treated and similarly, Prayagraj and Bareily have also discharged all infected persons after treatment,” Prasad said.
Six districts — Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Meerut, Agra and Saharanpur — are the main centres of the infection, while the other districts where the number of infected people was less have been able to control it effectively.
Principal Secretary Amit M Prasad
Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Awasthi said it was a good news that gradually, some districts are getting corona-free.
“After Pilibhit, Hathras and Maharajganj, now Prayagraj has become corona-free. Bareilly, which had only one hotspot, the district magistrate has said the cases there have been tested as negative,” he said, additionally, that it has been possible only because of the collective efforts of employees and public cooperation.