Adityanath in self-isolation after staffers in UP CM’s office test positive for COVID-19

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has isolated himself after some officers at his office test positive for covid-19.

Yogi Adityanath tweeted that he went to self-isolation after some of the officers at the Chief Minister Office tested positive from covid-19 and the CM will carry out his work virtually.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 coronavirus cases while 85 fatalities took the death toll in the state to 9,309, a senior official said here.

The total number of cases in the state stands at 7,23,582 and the active caseload is 95,980.

“In the past 24 hours, 18,021 fresh cases were reported while 3,474 people were discharged in this period. There are 95,980 active cases while 6,18,293 were treated and discharged. The state reported a total of 9,309 deaths till now since the start of the pandemic,” Additional Chief Secretary of Health Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters here.

The state recorded 85 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day toll this month, according to official figures.

On April 11, the state recorded a daily spike of 15,353 cases.

Over 80 lakh persons have been administered COVID-19 vaccine in the state.

On Monday, 2.18 lakh samples were tested and the total number of samples tested so far rose to over 3.71 crore.

Prasad said that 12 new RT-PCR laboratories are being opened in the state to augment testing capacity

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