In pursuance of the "Test, Track and Treat" strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of 10 lakh tests per day.
Uttar Pradesh reported 1,248 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, said Amit Mohan Prasad, State Principal Secretary (Health) on Thursday.
Currently, there are 23,651 active cases while 8,324 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured/discharged.
The count of COVID-19 cases in Delhi reached 1,154 on Sunday. The national capital is one of the worst-affected regions by the infection in the country as it comes second only to Maharashtra which has 1,982 cases.
The district administration also stated that the public movement in the containment zones shall be absolutely restricted.C
The first death due to coronavirus was reported from Bhopal after a 62-year-old person suffering from the infection died on Sunday night, said state health officials.