Kanpur follows rising case-trends of Lucknow; Reports highest CPR with second-highest infection tallies in UP
Kanpur ranks 3rd among the top 10 districts in UP in terms of testing facilities
Kanpur district seems to be following the state capital in terms of infection transmission and identification, reporting a high number of fresh cases every day. The city has emerged with the second-highest tallies of total- 21,141 and active-4,652 cases in the state. Besides these statistics, Kanpur is also ranked at the 3rd position among the list of top 10 districts that are conducting the maximum number of tests in Uttar Pradesh, yielding the maximum case positivity rate of 9% in the state.
Kanpur's COVID case rise
Following the footsteps of Lucknow, the city of Kanpur is furnishing daily high tallies of the coronavirus infection at an alarming rate of around 9% positivity for around 2.4 lac tests conducted so far in the district. It has recorded as many as 21,141 cases and the curve is still climbing up a steep slope. With 15,939 recoveries in the city, around 4,652 remain active that represents the efficiency of the medical staff. However, Kanpur has also reported 550 virus fatalities.
Though the high case positivity rate exceeds the optimum percentage of 3% to 5% as prescribed by the World Health Organisation, the amplified testing capacities show no inadequacies and the system is working relentlessly. Gautam Buddha Nagar and Lucknow supersede Kanpur with respect to the number of tests conducted.
Kanpur's rapid case rise has been the cause of concern among the district and state administration authorities, who fear the city will transform into a virus hotspot like Capital Lucknow if the chain of transmission is not broken. All readers are requested to practice social distancing and other safety precautions and protocols as laid down by the state to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus in Kanpur.