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UP clocks single-day highest Covid tally of 33,214

LUCKNOW: The tormenting second Covid wave continued unabated with UP recording 33,214 cases — highest single-day surge — on Wednesday. This was nearly 3,500 more than Tuesday’s count, when 29,754 cases were reported from the state.
In fact, number of active cases of infection soared from Tuesday’s 2,23,544 to 2,42,265 on Wednesday. Lucknow continued to top the tally by recording 5,902 cases, followed by Varanasi which recorded 2,564 cases. Prayagraj and Kanpur too saw 1,828 and 1,811 cases respectively. Meerut and Gorakhpur too had a load of 1,273 and 987 Corona cases. In comparison, Ghaziabad and GB Nagar in national capital region recorded 465 and 536 cases.
The number of patients succumbing to the virus also mounted to 187, up from 163 on Tuesday. The maximum number of 21 deaths were recorded from Lucknow, followed by 15 in Kanpur and 12 in Varanasi. Gorakhpur recorded 10 deaths, while Ghaziabad and GB Nagar registered eight and four deaths, respectively. The state has till date, recorded 10,346 deaths.
There was, however, a ray of hope as more than 14,198 people recovered from the infection. On Tuesday, too, as many as 14,391 patients recovered from the infection. While Lucknow saw 2,269 people getting treated for Covid, in Varanasi as many as 2,007 patients recovered from the infection. Likewise, in Prayagraj, 1,769 people recovered after contracting the virus. With this, nearly 6.9 lakh people in state have recovered from Covid since March when the pandemic struck.
As per state health bulletin, as many as 2,25,269 samples were tested for Corona infection. With this the total number of samples tested by the state health department rose to more than 3.88 crore. Against this, as many as 9,42,511 people have been tested positive for the infection.

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