LUCKNOW: As many as 23 fresh cases in temple town Ayodhya were among the 269 fresh ones reported in the state on Wednesday. The maximum number of cases in the day were, however, recorded in Hapur district . Here 29 new cases were found and the list included a doctor posted at a community health centre .
As many as 167 persons were discharged from various hospitals, taking the total number of recovered persons to 3,991. The state also recorded five deaths - one each in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Gorakhpur and Muzaffarnagar -- taking the total number of Covid-19 casualties in state to 182.
According to the state bulletin, the number of migrant cases in the state was 1,820 even as the overall tally reached 7,024. The number includes 2,818 active cases.
Principal secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad said that health teams were working for surveillance. "So far, surveillance has been done in 12,396 areas and 3.69 crore persons have been screened. The state is continuously using the Aarogya Setu app and, so far, 36,786 people have been contacted through control room, out of whom 97 have said that they are infected and are getting treatment, 47 said that they had an infection, but now they have completely recovered after treatment."
Prasad also said that ASHA workers have tracked 9.60 lakh migrant workers so far out of whom symptoms have been found in 945 people. Their samples are being tested. He appealed to people to stay in homes and do not panic, but fight with courage.
Among the other districts, Meerut crossed the 400-mark with 13 new cases. This is the fourth district in UP to be having 400-plus cases.
State capital Lucknow also saw 13 cases. The pace of new cases in Agra seems to have slowed down. The district, which accounts for the highest burden of Covid-19 cases in the state, recorded just five cases.
The other districts with new cases included Jaunpur (17), Moradabad (14), Ghaziabad (11), Muzaffarnagar (11), Varanasi (9), Amethi (8), Deoria (8), Pratapgarh (7), Mathura (7), Prayagraj (6), Etah (6), Basti (5), Auraiyya (5), Sant Kabir Nagar (5), Mau (4), Kannauj (4), Gautam Budha Nagar (3),Firozabad (3), Bijnore (3), Gonda (3), Etawah (3), Fatehpur (3), Pilibhit (3), Barabanki (2), Siddharthnagar (2), Saharanpur (2), Sambhal (2), Bahraich (2), Rae Bareli (2), Gorakhpur (2), Ambedkarnagar (2), Maharajganj (2), Hardoi (2), Rampur (1), Ghazipur (1), Bareilly (1), Shamli (1), Sitapur (1), Mirzapur (1), Baghpat (1), Unnao (1), Farrukhabad (1) and Sonbhadra (1).