Uttar Pradesh reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak with 12,787 infections on Saturday, up from 9,695 a day before, along with 48 deaths.
India's most populous state now has 58,799 active cases and the recovery rate stands at 90 per cent.
State capital Lucknow registered 4,059 cases, an all-time high for the city, in the last day. The city also recorded 23 deaths.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting today in Gorakhpur to review the coronavirus situation in the state. He will be convening an all-party meet next week as the pandemic roars, prompting stricter rules across the state.
In Uttar Pradesh, a night curfew is in place in Noida, Allahabad, Meerut, Bareilly and Ghaziabad. Schools continue to remain shut for students up to Class 8.
The Chief Minister and Governor Anandiben Patel will meet political leaders on April 11, and in the next two days, they will meet mayors and religious leaders to discuss the situation and seek their participation to spread awareness on the deadly virus and dispel vaccine hesitancy.
Over 81 lakh people have been vaccinated in the state. It includes over 69 lakh who have got the first shot and over 11 lakh who have been administered both doses.
Yogi Adityanath has also asked officials to prioritise the vaccination of targeted groups in Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Moradabad and Saharanpur districts.
He also asked officials to ensure minimum wastage of anti-coronavirus vaccines during inoculation, news agency PTI reported.
The Chief Minister also asked officials to chalk out an action plan to successfully organise the "Teeka Utsav" - a vaccine 'festival' to inoculate as many people as possible against the coronavirus, from April 11 to 14 as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India has been battling a massive spike in infections for the past few weeks with the country setting an unprecedented, grim record today with 1.45 lakh cases. There are over 10-lakh active cases in the country now.
Several states continue to struggle to contain the surge in the second wave, believed to be more severe than the first, complaining of vaccine shortages and demanding inoculations be expanded to younger people.
The government has blamed the resurgence mainly on crowding and a reluctance to wear masks as shops and offices have reopened.