COVID-19 tally rises in Lucknow for the 5th consecutive day; 90 new cases reported on Friday

In 6 days time, the daily surge in COVID-19 cases has spiked from 0 on March 13 to a high 90 on March 19.

Lucknow is falling deeper into the pits of the 'second wave of coronavirus'. According to the data provided by the health division and the consequent forecasts, the virus growth rate in Lucknow is 6 times more than the initial surge in 2020. As evident from the daily surge clocked in here, the state capital reported the highest tallies across all districts for the fifth consecutive day, clocking a high tally of 90 new cases on Friday.

Lucknow clocks-in heightened doubling rate of COVID-19

In 6 days time, the daily surge in COVID-19 cases has spiked from 0 on March 13 to a high 90 on March 19. Last year, it took about 69 days for the virus to grow from 0 cases from the initial outbreak to a tally of 80 cases on July 4. Cases are now doubling in the city is less than 3 days, which as per official statements could also be an effect of increased testing and tracing capacities here.

Besides the high growth rate, Lucknow is also witnessing a slow-paced recovery that is adding to the active patient load in city hospitals. On Friday, the recovery count dipped to a low 12. At present, the state capital is nursing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, amounting to a total of 458.

In view of this pandemic threat, the District Magistrate in Lucknow has moved directives reinforcing the established preventive protocol for the general public. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in the state and people won't be allowed to enter institutions and establishments without one. Other guidelines list regular sanitisation and maintenance of social distance in public places to maximise personal caution against the virus. This will enable effective action to break the chain of infection and violation of any norm would be considered as a punishable offence.

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Amid the high spike of COVID cases and staggered recovery due to the shortage of resources, Knocksense Lucknow has initiated a Plasma Donation Drive to boost coronavirus treatment across the city. As the name suggests, this is a 'volunteer registration programme' for plasma donation which will help create a database of eligible donors, who have recovered from the infection in the last 2 to 4 weeks. These details can then be availed by people in need, saving plenty of efforts in the hour of emergency.

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A large consignment of Remdesivir injections arrived at the Indore Airport on Sunday, carrying about 125 boxes of the COVID treatment drug. This lot collectively made about 12,000 injections available for immediate use. As per the directives of the Chief Minister, the state is undertaking several efforts to ensure that there is an optimum supply of medicines and necessary resources for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in affected districts. Consequently, the medicine boxes were airlifted from the Indore Airport itself, to ensure immediate availability across other cities.

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