LUCKNOW: More than 7 crore people in Uttar Pradesh have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, breaking the state’s previous vaccination record. Until Thursday, a total of 7,01,82,040 people in the state had received the first dose of the vaccine (September 9).
So far, more than 8,39,60,240 people in the state have received Covid-19 vaccines, with over 9.68 lakh inoculated in the last 24 hours.
The Yogi Adityanath government’s comprehensive pandemic-containment strategy includes aggressive vaccination. In order to contain the virus’s spread, the chief minister has also urged people to adopt coronavirus-appropriate behaviour.
WHERE OTHER STATES STAND:
Maharashtra, on the other hand, has fallen behind with 6.57 crore doses so far. Meanwhile, the number of people vaccinated in Rajasthan stands at 4.83 crore.
So far, nearly 4.54 crore doses have been administered in West Bengal. In Tamil Nadu, 3.64 crore vaccine doses were administered, while in Kerala, 3.06 crore doses were administered.
DECLINING ACTIVE CASES:
On Thursday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh fell below 200 for the first time since the surge in cases during the second wave.
The active caseload in the most populous state has dropped by more than 99 percent since its peak of 3,10,783 cases on April 30. The number of active cases in Uttar Pradesh has now reached 199.
On the other hand, sparsely populated states such as Kerala, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu have a high active caseload of 2,39,515, 47,880, and 16,180, respectively.
From aggressive ‘Trace, Test, and Treat’ measures to imposing partial “Corona Curfews,” the Uttar Pradesh government has left no stone unturned in order to mitigate its devastating impact. As a result, the positivity rate has dropped to 0.01 percent, the lowest in the country.
Furthermore, Uttar Pradesh limited the number of new infections to 11 out of 2,26,111 samples tested. Another 24 patients recovered from the infection during the same time period.
While other major states have seen an increase in new Covid-19 infections (daily cases ranging from 22,000-2,000), Uttar Pradesh has kept the daily case count below 50 for nearly a month.
With strict screening, treatment, and vaccination, 33 districts reduced the number of new and active covid-19 cases to zero. These districts include 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.
Another major relief is that none of Uttar Pradesh’s 75 districts have recently reported new cases of coronavirus infection in the double digits. In the last 24 hours, only nine districts reported new cases.