Lucknow, Mar 20: The number of confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Uttar Pradesh climbed to 23, with four fresh positive cases reported in the state capital here, officials said on Friday.
"Four more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Lucknow taking the total number of cases to 8 in the state capital," confirmed a report of the KGMU released today. On Thursday, the city had reported 2 cases of Coronavirus.
Among the new cases, three are the family members of the resident doctor who came in contact with the virus while treating a lady doctor, who came from Canada. One of the patients is a resident of Mahanagar locality in Lucknow. All the four patients, three males and one female, are in the age group of 20 to 37 years.
The samples of these four were taken through throat swab and nasal swab on Thursday and the report was released on Friday morning. All the four are admitted in the isolation ward of the KGMU, doctors said while claiming that all are stable. On Wednesday last, two coronavirus patients were detected, one in Noida and another a doctor, who was treating the coronavirus patient in KGMU Lucknow.
Later samples of other other doctors were also taken and sent for a test but it was found negative. In Uttar Pradesh, Agra has the highest number of eight COVID-19 patients, followed by 8 in Lucknow, four in Noida and two in Ghaziabad.
However, it has been reported that 8 patients, including 7 of Agra and one of Ghaizabad who were treated in Delhi, have been fully cured. According to state health department, till Thursday night, 249 symptomatic travelers were detected in UP in which 53 were hospitalised and 21 went for institutional quarantine. Around 2400 people have completed 28 days of quarantine so far.
The health department had sent samples of 1029 suspected coronavirus patients for tests in which 889 were found negative. However reports of 117 were awaited. The government has screened 24,176 travelers in the airports in the state so far while at the Indo-Nepal border , 14,48,828 people were screened while in 2020 villages on the borders have been sensitized about the virus. (UNI)