New Delhi: Emerging successful in the fight against Covid-19, the state of Uttar Pradesh on September 9, crossed a significant landmark with more than 7 crore people — 7,01,82,040 — receiving the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine so far.
The most populous state has so far given the ‘Shots of Life’ to more than 8,39,60,240 people. During the course of the last 24 hours, over 9.68 lakh people were inoculated.
The Uttar Pradesh government is keeping on their toes to get the majority of the population inoculated. As the second wave of the novel coronavirus has died down in the State, the demand to get vaccinated remains high as it is the only option to fight out the invisible enemy.
Aggressive Vaccination is an integral part of the comprehensive strategy of the Yogi Adityanath government to contain the pandemic, along with adherence to coronavirus- appropriate behaviour.
On the contrary, Maharashtra lags behind with 6.57 crore doses so far. The vaccination numbers in Rajasthan stand at 4.83 crore, West Bengal has given nearly 4.54 crore doses so far, in Tamil Nadu only 3.64 crore vaccine doses have been given and Kerala has given only 3.06 crore doses so far.
Active Cases dip below 200 in UP
Making a rapid stride towards wiping out the fatal coronavirus, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday witnessed the sharpest decline in the number of Active Covid-19 cases as the tally fell below the 200-mark for the first time since second wave surge of cases.
The Active Caseload in the most populous state now stands at 199 which has been brought down by over a remarkable 99 percent from its peak capped at 3,10,783 cases on April 30.
On the contrary sparsely populated states like Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu account for a heavy Active Caseload of 2,39,515, 47,880 and 16,180 respectively.
Proactive measures such as the aggressive ‘Trace, Test & Treat’ and prevention through vaccination and Partial Corona Curfews to eradicate the pandemic, the UP government has left no stone unturned to minimise its devastating impact, as a result of which the positivity rate has slumped to 0.01 per cent, the lowest in the country.
Arresting the spread of the virus, out of 2,26,111 samples tested, Uttar Pradesh limited the number of fresh infections to 11. In the same period, another 24 patients recovered from the infection. Where major other states have been witnessing a greater surge of fresh Covid-19 infections (daily cases ranging from 22,000-2,000), Uttar Pradesh has restricted the daily-case count below 50 for nearly a whole month now.
Active and fresh cases decline to zero in 33 UP districts
As many as 33 districts, namely Aligarh, Amroha, Ayodhya, Baghpat, Balia, Balrampur, Banda, Basti, Bahraich, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Etah, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hapur, Hardoi, Hathras, Kasganj, Kaushambi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Rampur, Shamli, Siddharthnagar and Sonbhadra with strict screening, treatment and vaccination have subsided the fresh and active covid-19 cases to zero.
In what comes as another big relief, none of the 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh have reported fresh cases of coronavirus infection in double-digits lately. Only 9 districts reported fresh cases in the last 24 hours.