Till last week, more than 5.3 lakh people were tested for the virus.
Uttar Pradesh has now become the first Indian state to have conducted 1 crore coronavirus tests, in an effort to curb the spread of this contagious virus. According to reports, Lucknow has also witnessed a decline in the number of COVID-19 victims in the city and now, the tally of active corona cases is marked at 6,700. Till last week, more than 5.3 lakh people were tested for the virus and at the moment the count has gone up substantially. This is leading to the identification and isolation of the patients at a speedy pace.
52,769 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lucknow
At the moment, Lucknow has reported 52,769 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and the city has documented 703 fatalities so far. 45,279 patients have recovered and gone back home, as of today but two of the biggest areas in Lucknow- Gomti Nagar and Indira Nagar are still classified as the virus hotspots.
Although the low range statistics of last week had ushered in some hope amidst Lucknowites, we still have a long way to go in this quest of beating the virus down to complete oblivion. In all, Uttar Pradesh has documented 3,99,082 COVID-19 cases and 34,2415 citizens have recuperated from the virus attack. The state has also recorded 5,784 deaths, up to the present.
The Uttar Pradesh government has even announced that the phase-3 trial of the coronavirus vaccine 'COVAXIN', will start in Lucknow and Gorakhpur from October. If the trials pan out as planned, the authorities of ICMR believe that the vaccine can be made available in the market by the middle of the 2021. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) is collaborating with Bharat Biotech for the development of this much-awaited injection.