Government ensuring effective control of Corona pandemic – Navneet Sehgal

Lucknow: Additional Chief Secretary Information Navneet Sehgal informed that the Chief Minister’s strategy of 3T tracing, testing and rapid treatment is yielding good results. So far 07 crore 10 lakh 73 thousand 105 Covid samples have been investigated. In the last 24 hours, 01 lakh 87 thousand 218 Covid samples were examined and 22 new patients were confirmed. At present, the total number of active Covid cases in the state is 345. In the same period, 28 patients were healthy and discharged. So far, 16 lakh 86 thousand 34 people of the state have become healthy after getting free from corona infection.

Sehgal informed that the number of COVID vaccination in Uttar Pradesh has crossed 06 crore 52 lakh 23 thousand, which is targeted to be taken to 07 crore this month. Last day 9 lakh 76 thousand 703 people received vaccine-cover. So far, more than 05.48 million citizens have received at least one dose of the vaccine to protect against Covid.

Sehgal informed that effective control of the second wave of corona epidemic is in place in the state. According to the latest status of Covid, there are zero active cases in 16 districts of the state. In the testing done in the last 24 hours, not a single new case of infection was found in 59 districts, while in-unit digit patients were found in only 16 districts. The positivity rate is 0.01 and the recovery rate is 98.6 percent.

Sehgal informed that on August 27 and 28, 2021, a team of senior officers of the Health Department would visit various districts to inspect the preparations being made in hospitals in relation to the possible third wave of Covid. During the inspection by senior officers, Covid vaccination, PICU / NICU beds, new equipment related to health, oxygen concentrator and oxygen plant etc. will be seen and mock drill will also be done.

Oxygen plants and oxygen concentrators will also be verified by these officers. So far, 339 of the proposed 552 oxygen plants have become functional. Remaining under-construction plants will become functional soon. He told that Asha workers are also being given smart phones.

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