LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh reported 181 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the entire number of coronavirus cases to five ,356 while 127 people have died of the disease thus far , officials said.
Many of the fresh Covid-19 cases were attributed by officials to migrants who returned from other states recently.
Principal secretary, medical and health, Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters that migrant workers coming from other states are being monitored by doctors and variety of them have tested positive.
"Over 5.42 lakh migrant workers were screened by doctors and among them 1,230 are found positive for coronavirus. Samples of 46,142 are sent for testing," Prasad said.
The government has asked the migrants to strictly follow home quarantine while the 'village/mohalla nigrani samitis' are keeping an eye fixed on them, he said, adding that in home quarantine, they need been asked to not are available contact with elderly people, children and pregnant woman.
"There are 2,130 active cases of Covid-19 within the state. As many as 3,099 patients are discharged from hospitals after recovery. the entire number of deaths reported thanks to the virus is 127," the officer said.
Prasad said a complete of 6,740 Covid-19 tests were conducted across Uttar Pradesh within the last 24 hours and therefore the state is additionally ramping up its pool testing facility.
"We are emphasising on surveillance and over 3.43 crore people are surveyed by 85,471 teams in Uttar Pradesh ," he said.
Prasad said the Centre's Aarogya Setu mobile application is getting used and alerts are being sent to people.
"We have made 26,512 calls on the idea of the alerts generated by the mobile app and 401 people are quarantined, while 74 have tested positive for coronavirus," he said.
He said in hospitals, there are 78,500 beds and their numbers are being increased to over one lakh to make sure treatment of each patients.
Of the entire 127 deaths, 27 were reported in Agra, 21 in Meerut, 11 in Moradabad, eight each in Aligarh and Kanpur, five each in Gautam Buddh Nagar and Firozabad, four each in Varanasi, Sant Kabir Nagar, Mathura and Jhansi, three in Prayagraj and two each in Basti, Jalaun, Mainpuri and Ghaziabad.
One death each has been reported in Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Bijnor, Pratapgarh, Amroha, Bareilly, Shrawasti, Azamgarh, Etah, Kanpur Dehat, Mahoba, Kushi Nagar and Lalitpur.
Additional Chief Secretary , Home and knowledge , Awanish Kumar Awasthi said per day, about 2 lakh migrants are coming to the state and government is trying to check and isolate them, if they show symptoms of the virus.