The health department officials believe that the peak of the second wave of infection has passed over Uttar Pradesh.
Lucknow has started to chart the onset of COVID-19 healing trends with a continual dip in the number of fresh coronavirus cases. On Monday, about 1,274 people tested positive for the virus, marking the second day of the diminished spread here. Meanwhile, the recovery count too scaled past the positivity ratio, adding to the COVID respite. About 2,915 discharges were logged in the last 24 hours, effectively reducing the active load to 21,941 cases.
COVID-19 mellows in Lucknow
The coronavirus infection spike has dipped considerably in Lucknow, projecting a route to recovery. The health department officials believe that the peak of the second wave of infection has passed over Uttar Pradesh and thus, the daily surge has reduced.
On the other hand, the coronavirus inoculation drive has picked pace in the capital city of the state. An expansive outreach programme is underway for the phase 3 vaccination (18 to 44 years age group) as well and new slots are available on the Co-WIN portal every day. As yet, a total of 1,38,27,637 COVID jabs have been administered in Lucknow, including 1,09,94,460. Reportedly, around 28,33,177 beneficiaries have completed the full immunity course with both shots.
Lucknow Police creates a pool of oxygen supplies
The Lucknow Police, in collaboration with several organisations and pharma companies, have set up a pool of oxygen supplies in wake of the shortage of liquid medical oxygen across the state. This assistance, referred to as Corona Oxygen Bank, helps people battling the coronavirus infection.
Patients can take oxygen cylinders from officials and return them after use. These are then further rotated among those in need. The police have also asked the public to provide them with spare cylinder to increase the resources of this pool. With the law enforcement involved in the supply of oxygen cylinders, black marketing of this essential aid will also remain under check.
This has certainly helped to increase the availability of treatment supplies and resources among the general public. People who cannot afford to buy a cylinder can seek the equipment from the police. This system expects to foster a positive impact on the recovery rate, read reports.