COVID-19: State's Tally Rises To 33 As UP Reports 4 More Cases

Publish On: 24 Mar, 2020 10:00 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

LUCKNOW: With the latest of four more positive cases for the novel coronavirus in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the tally mounts to 33 there. These patients were reported till Monday night, one each from Kanpur, Pilibhit, Ghaziabad and Jaunpur. 

Health team has quarantined 49 suspected cases across the state whereas 11 out of 33 patients have been treated successfully, according to official sources. Vikasandu Agarwal, UP's surveillance officer said that all the four people, who tested positive for COVID-19, have travel histories to abroad. 

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He said, "While the patient from Ghaziabad is a private doctor who returned from France, the woman in Pilibhit had returned from Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Both the patients have been quarantined in hospital." Pilibhit's health officials stated that the woman was a part of the 37-member group that went for Umrah. 

Chief Medical 0fficer of Pilibhit O.P. Singh said, "The patient returned from Umrah on March 20. She was screened and put in isolation as a suspected case while her sample was sent to KGMU Lucknow. The woman has tested positive." He further added, "The health teams have also tracked and traced down 36 other members of the group and all of them have been put into isolation."

The other two patients from Kanpur and Jaunpur respectively also have travel histories where the former returned from the US and the latter came from Saudi Arabia. 

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The state health department added more labs to conduct preliminary Covid-19 tests. This included labs at SGPGI Lucknow, Medical College in Meerut and Command Hospital, Lucknow. Covid-19 confirmatory tests will also be conducted at AMU in Aligarh and BHU in Varanasi.