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UP reports nil cases in 41/75 districts

Single digit in rest of the most populous state

With positivity of less than 0.01 per cent, Yogi’s State is heading for the last mile smile, govt claims.

LUCKNOW, Oct 14 (The CONNECT) – The Uttar Pradesh government has said that as many as 41 out of 75 districts have become COVID free with active as well as fresh cases declining to zero. 

In what comes as another relief, the infection has been controlled to single digit levels in the remaining districts. In all, 67 districts reported no case of covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours.

The active COVID caseload in the most populous state which was at a high of 3,10,783 in April, has been reduced to 135 now, whereas states like Kerala and Maharashtra account for a heavy active caseload of 97,694 and nearly 30,000 respectively.

The transmission levels in the state have been brought down by restricting the fresh cases below 50 for over two consecutive months.

Out of over 1.71 lakh samples tested in the last 24 hours, just 14 tested positive. In the same period, another 15 patients also recovered from the infection, adding to the recovery of over 16,86,976 people so far.

Proactive measures such as the aggressive 'Trace, Test & Treat' and prevention through vaccination and Partial Corona Curfew to eradicate the

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The districts where drop in fresh and active cases has been reported are:  in Amroha, Ayodhya, Badaun, Baghpat, Ballia, Basti, Bahraich, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Etah, Etawa, Farrukhabad, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hapur, Hardoi, Hathras, Jaunpur, Kanpur Dehat, Kasganj, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur-Kheri, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Mainpuri, Mau, Mirzapur, Rampur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Shamli, Shravasti, Siddharthnagar, Sitapur, Sonbhadra, Sultanpur and Unnao.

Also Read: WHO Pat - UP Going The Last Mile To Stop COVID-19

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pandemic, the UP government is reaching the last mile within the state to curb the spread, as a result of which the positivity rate has slumped to lower than 0.01 per cent.

Scaling up the stringent testing mechanism, the state is managing to break the COVID chain with effective protocols in place, and by sticking to the time-tested strategy of case isolation and contact-tracing, combined with an alert community surveillance system.

Uttar Pradesh has tested the maximum number of samples so far - over 8.09 crore - followed by Maharashtra’s 6 crores.

On the vaccination front, over 17 per cent of Uttar Pradesh’s eligible population has taken both the doses.

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