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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Directs Officials To Ramp Up COVID Testing Benchmark To 1 Lakh Per Day

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to conduct up to 1,000 Rapid Antigen Tests in districts with less than 30 lakh population

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Directs Officials To Ramp Up COVID Testing Benchmark To 1 Lakh Per Day
Highlights
  • Currently, Uttar Pradesh is conducting over 50,000 tests per day
  • On July 23, 50,697 samples were tested for the Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttar Pradesh is also using pooled samples for testing of COVID-19

Lucknow: After successfully conducting over 50,000 COVID-19 tests daily, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday (July 24) asked the state administration to ramp up the testing benchmark to one lakh per day. He also ordered to conduct at least 2,000 Rapid Antigen Tests in districts with more than 30 lakh population. This was informed by state’s Additional Chief Secretary Avnish Kumar Awasthi after attending a meeting with the Chief Minister and other officials.

The state has reported 2,712 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 21,711, the state health department said on Friday.

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The Chief Minister chaired a meeting on COVID-19, in which he has set the target of conducting 1 lakh tests per day in the state. He also ordered to conduct a minimum of 2,000 Rapid Antigen Tests in districts with over 30 lakh population and up to 1,000 tests in other districts, Mr Awasthi said.

Giving details about the coronavirus cases in the state, state’s Chief Secretary Health Amit Mohan Prasad said: “As many as 2,712 new positive cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases in the state now stands at 21,711. So far 37,712 patients have fully recovered after treatment while 1,348 patients have succumbed to the disease.”

On Thursday, 50,697 samples were tested for the virus in the state, taking the total number of samples tested in Uttar Pradesh to 17,05,348, he said.

Mr Prasad further informed that 2,879 pools of 5-5 samples and 268 pools of 10-10 samples were set up yesterday and positivity was observed in 481 out of 2,879 pools of 5-5 samples and 30 out of 323 pools of 10 samples.

The number of COVID Help Desk in the state has increased to 56,164, through these COVID-19 desks, 69,633 people with symptoms of coronavirus have been identified to date, he added.

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World

24,00,62,413Cases
20,17,73,183Active
3,33,99,961Recovered
48,89,269Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,00,62,413 and 48,89,269 have died; 20,17,73,183 are active cases and 3,33,99,961 have recovered as on October 16, 2021 at 4:08 am.

India

3,40,53,573 15,981Cases
2,01,6322,046Active
3,33,99,961 17,861Recovered
4,51,980 166Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,53,573 confirmed cases including 4,51,980 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,01,632 and 3,33,99,961 have recovered as on October 16, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,88,429 2,149

33,379 222

64,15,316 1,898

1,39,734 29

Kerala

48,38,811 8,867

95,349 1,072

47,16,728 9,872

26,734 67

Karnataka

29,82,869 470

9,700 93

29,35,238 368

37,931 9

Tamil Nadu

26,84,641 1,245

15,238 213

26,33,534 1,442

35,869 16

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,708 586

6,453 135

20,38,960 712

14,295 9

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,014 6

133 2

16,86,984 8

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,463 451

7,513 63

15,52,997 506

18,953 8

Delhi

14,39,337 26

327 10

14,13,921 36

25,089

Odisha

10,34,276 467

4,817 73

10,21,180 535

8,279 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,624 10

197 6

9,91,857 16

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,383 1

40 2

9,45,389 3

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,258 14

212 3

8,15,960 17

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,675 6

106 5

7,82,046 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,049 14

116 11

7,60,884 3

10,049

Bihar

7,26,021 5

46 4

7,16,314 1

9,661

Telangana

6,68,722 104

4,056 115

6,60,730 218

3,936 1

Assam

6,05,944 97

3,458 188

5,96,547 284

5,939 1

Punjab

6,01,992 21

228 6

5,85,224 25

16,540 2

Jharkhand

3,48,415 9

130 0

3,43,150 9

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,739 10

179 4

3,36,163 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,885 51

895 40

3,25,564 91

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,203 90

1,361 26

2,16,125 114

3,717 2

Goa

1,77,410 54

648 31

1,73,423 81

3,339 4

Puducherry

1,27,296 37

611 36

1,24,836 73

1,849

Manipur

1,22,545 113

1,444 0

1,19,208 109

1,893 4

Mizoram

1,11,651 932

13,316 285

97,955 1,211

380 6

Tripura

84,299 4

102 8

83,381 12

816

Meghalaya

82,815 81

893 1

80,490 79

1,432 1

Chandigarh

65,297 2

30 2

64,447 4

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,964 6

183 19

54,501 25

280

Sikkim

31,739 17

189 35

31,159 51

391 1

Nagaland

31,547 31

228 2

30,645 32

674 1

Ladakh

20,871 4

42 2

20,621 6

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 0

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

1 1

10,313 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,641 1

9 1

7,503 2

129

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