Covid positivity rate less than 0.05% in UP, but vigilance necessary: ​​CM Yogi


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that although there are only 829 active cases of COVID-19 and the positivity rate in the state is less than 0.05% , “Vigilance and prudence are necessary”.

Addressing a press conference, following the inspection of the COVID facility and oxygen plant at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Lucknow, the Chief Minister said: “Today, I inspected the COVID-19 Dr Ram Manohar Lohia dedicated hospital. According to experts, the third wave is not as dangerous as the second wave. But from the point of view of vigilance and prudence, all arrangements must be made by the administration.

He further said there was no need to worry about COVID and added, “We just need to take precautions. The positivity rate in the state is less than 0.05%. has about 829 active cases in the state of which 562 cases are in home isolation and are mild. The virus is weakening, but vigilance and caution are called for given the intensity of the infection, “a declared the chief minister.

The CM also informed that there is a supply of medical oxygen for each bed in the 200-bed COVID dedicated hospital.

“The liquid medical oxygen (OMT) installed here during the second wave is fully functional. There is a medical oxygen supply for every bed in this 200-bed COVID dedicated hospital. In addition, 600 bottles are on standby here.” , did he declare.

He added that as a precaution, COVID-19 awareness programs are being held in the state.

“Uttar Pradesh has also moved the vaccination campaign forward very quickly. So far 20 crore doses have been administered in the state, which is the highest in the country,” he added.

The chief minister said Uttar Pradesh has carried out the maximum number of COVID-19 tests in the country. “We have carried out more than 9 crore 29 lakhs of tests so far,” he added.

“Amid concern over the third wave of COVID-19, we have stepped up testing and tracing of all passengers arriving from other countries. The administration has already imposed an 11-hour nighttime curfew. at 5 am, ”Yogi said.

He further stated that the state government was fully prepared and alert. “72,000 follow-up committees are active and they have received a medical kit for a door-to-door investigation.”

The chief minister also appealed not to sow fear among people while urging caution.

“I also appeal that instead of creating fear and panic among people, it will be better for you to pay attention to vigilance and caution,” he added.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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