Uttar Pradesh: On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He is currently under self-isolation.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has requested all those who have come in contact with him to get themselves tested and take necessary precautions.
On Tuesday, The Uttar Pradesh CM stated that he has isolated himself as a "precautionary measure" after some officials at his office tested positive for Covid-19.
Yogi tweeted in Hindi, "Some officials of my office have tested positive for Covid-19. As a precautionary measure, I have isolated myself and I am carrying on my work virtually."
Abhishek Kaushik, an officer on special duty is amongst the officials who had tested positive for coronavirus.
All this came amidst the 2021 Bengal Vidhan Sabha elections where Yogi Adityanath was amongst the star campaigners for the Bharatiya Janata Party who campaigned vehemently for his party to come to power in Bengal for the very first time ever.
CM Adityanath directed the state health department to acquire 25,000 COVID 19 vaccines from Remdesivir in Gujarat's Ahmedabad very urgently. The Chief Minister's office stated that the officers of the Health Department left for Ahmedabad at 10.40 am today to acquire the 25,000 vaccines.
Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 coronavirus cases resulting in 85 deaths taking the total tally of the caseloads to 7,23,582 and the death toll to 9,309.
As per reports, the COVID vaccine doses have been administered to at least eighty lakh people in the state.
Meanwhile, according to the Union Home Ministry data, India reports the highest ever single-day spike in the cases of COVID 19 with 1,84,372 fresh cases. The cases have been going in an upward spiral for the 35th consecutive day. The total tally of caseload as of Wednesday amounts to 1,38,73,825 while India crosses the 13 lakhs mark of active caseloads. The data on 8 AM on Wednesday showed that the death toll had increased to 1,72,085 with 1,027 new fatalities, which is considered the highest since October 18, 2020. With the steady increase of cases on a daily basis for the 35th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 13,65,704 resulting in 9.84 percent of the total infections. It is quite shocking to note that the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 88.92 percent.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst coronavirus-affected state in the country reporting 58,526 new deaths and the Maharashtra Government had on Tuesday announced a statewide complete lockdown with effect from Wednesday for the next 15 days.
We as a society must collectively take action by following the COVID 19 protocols as well as cooperate with the front-line healthcare workers who are relentless n their fight against this deadly disease.
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