In his interaction with the media on Monday, state principal secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad said that the Uttar Pradesh administration was tracking incoming migrant workers for the deadly COVID-19 and found over 1,000 symptomatic for the virus.
“We are tracking migrant labourers returning to the state with the help of ASHA workers. 11,47,872 labourers have been tracked till now, out of which 1,027 are symptomatic. Their samples have been collected for testing,” Prasad said.
The health official also noted that UP reported 373 fresh cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 3,083. Out of the total infections tally of 7,800 in Uttar Pradesh, 4,891 people have been cured or discharged. Meanwhile, the death toll stands at 217 in the state.
On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a review on the prevailing coronavirus situation in the state and directed officials to ensure the availability of thermal scanners at all railway stations with 200 interstate passenger trains resuming operation today.
“Everyone going inside stations should be thermally scanned and handbills regarding coronavirus prevention should be given to the passengers,” Adityanath said.
With fresh COVID-19 infections, India has become the 7th worst coronavirus-hit country in the world. As per data released on Monday by the health ministry, the country reported over 8,000 infections in the last 24 hours-- the highest single day tally till date. The total cases in the country stand at 1,90,535.
Even as the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown comes to an end, the number of infections continues to surge dramatically. India had been on a strict nationwide lockdown since March 25, which got extended four times and finally ended on May 31.