Lucknow has registered 72 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
Over the last two weeks, the number of daily infections has increased, resulting in a progressive increase in the case positive rate (CPR).
However, no patient severity has been reported thus far.
Chinhat had the most new cases (13), followed by Aliganj (12), Indiranagar (11), Old City (9), Kaiserbagh (7), Sarojininagar (5), Turiya Ganj (4), Gosainganj (3), NK Road (2), and Gudamba (2). (1).
After suffering influenza-like symptoms, 21 people got themselves tested.
“No patient required hospitalisation because the majority of them are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms,” stated Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Manoj Agrawal. All of the patients are doing well at home.
“At least 16 patients have been admitted to three hospitals after being diagnosed with the virus earlier.” These people were admitted to the hospital for non-Covid illnesses but were found to be positive during routine testing.”
However, in Lucknow, the CPR, or the number of positive samples per 100 examined, has gradually increased from 1% in May to 1.1 percent in June, up from 0.9 percent in April.
CPR is a critical sign of the pandemic’s scope at any given time, according to health officials, who also stressed that even though the severity of cases is low, people must follow all Covid measures because prevention is preferable to treatment.
They added that genome sequencing of the virus detected in patients with travel histories was also being carried out to keep track of novel variants.
(with inputs from IANS)