At this crucial stage of the second wave swell, it has become essential to break the chain of infection with promptness.
Growing rapidly at the rate of 3.5% in Uttar Pradesh, the coronavirus infection logged in the sharpest ever single-day spike in Kanpur on Sunday. In the last 24 hours, around 2,149 cases were reported here, pushing the active load to 16,916 patients, the third-highest tally across the state. As per the data of the Health Department, recovery is marked at 71.6% here, yielding 1,532 discharges yesterday.
Kanpur COVID update
The coronavirus infection graph in Kanpur peaked to its highest tally on Sunday, raising concerns among authorities. The Health Department reports have marked Kanpur as the third most affected region in Uttar Pradesh, clocking in a high number of virus cases, each day. At this crucial stage of the second wave swell, it has become essential to break the chain of infection with promptness, to arrest the chances of increased contact contamination.
Kanpur has also reported the second-highest number of deaths across the state, tallying up to 1,062 since the outbreak of the fatal coronavirus last year. With an average case fatality ratio of 1%, Kanpur reported around 19 virus-related deaths on Sunday. This high death count has consequently created a shortage of cremation spaces in Kanpur, spilling the horror of the pandemic beyond the hospitals.
Meanwhile, 3,19,025 people have been successfully immunised in Kanpur since January 16, the Health Department reports highlighted. Out of this, about 332 were inoculated on Sunday; the numbers falling with respect to the weekend lockdown in UP. As permitted by the Centre, the next phase COVID inoculation will be flagged off on May 1 for people aged between 18 to 45 years. Vaccination to the beneficiaries of this phase will be provided at zero cost, the officials highlighted.