With close to 1,500 active COVID-19 patients, Capital Lucknow has emerged as the biggest COVID hotspot district in Uttar Pradesh leaving behind Ghaziabad. On Monday, it reported 196 more cases, the highest in the state for the third straight day. To date, Lucknow has reported 5,123 cases – 14 percent of the state’s caseload – and 33 deaths. At least 1090 new cases were added in the past week.
According to Lucknow Chief Medical Officer Dr. Narendra Agarwal, the fresh cases in the district have been recorded from at least 38 different spots.
Across the state, 1,664 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total COVID count of Uttar Pradesh to 38,130. While the state is seeing a surge in cases, it dropped to the sixth position in the national list, with Karnataka edging UP with a total of 41,581 cases.