Coronavirus Recovery Rate At 43% In Uttar Pradesh Despite Surge In Cases

Pricipal Secretary, Health, stressed that community surveillance will play an important role in coming days as over a lakh migrants will return to UP by Saturday night.

Coronavirus Recovery Rate At 43% In Uttar Pradesh Despite Surge In Cases

1,399 COVID-infected patients have been discharged from hospitals in Uttar Pradesh so far (File)

Lucknow:

The number of active cases of coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh went up to 1,800 on Saturday, while nearly 1,400 people have been discharged so far, a senior official said.

Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said the national recovery percentage was 30 per cent but the figure was 43 per cent in Uttar Pradesh.

"It is a matter of satisfaction that people are recovering and returning home," he said.

The number of active infection cases is 1,800 as against 1,761 on Friday, while the number of people who have fully recovered has risen from 1,387 to 1,399, the official said.

Mr Prasad stressed that community surveillance will play an important role in coming days with the return of tens of thousands of migrants.

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The "gram nigrani samitis" in rural areas and "mohalla nigrani samitis" in urban areas will have to work strictly, he said.

"All those returning (to the state) from other states are being kept in home quarantine for 21 days and those returning from abroad are also being quarantined. There is a need to ensure that infection does not spread and all remain safe," Mr Prasad added.

Over one lakh migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh stranded in different parts of the country following the coronavirus-induced lockdown will return to the state by Saturday night in 114 trains, officials said.

Appealing to the people to adhere to the lockdown rules which would save them from infection, Mr Prasad stressed that steps like social distancing, sanitation including washing hands with soap and using face masks should be followed.