Lucknow reported 312 new cases on Thursday, highest in the state yet again
Labelled as the epicentre of the rapidly rising Coronavirus cases, capital city's tally of 5,125 cases has shaken the state of Uttar Pradesh. Breaching the 5000 mark by reporting about 312 fresh cases on Thursday, the city of Lucknow has yet again recorded the highest number of cases in the state.
Explosion of cases
As per trends and reports, about 60% of all 3196 active cases and 65% of fatalities due to coronavirus infections in Lucknow were reported in the month of July. A surge of over 4000 cases have been recorded since the end of June till now. With 2 more people succumbing to the infection, the death toll of the city stands at 65. Though 1,864 people have been recuperated, the city continues to be in an unfavorable position with respect to its battle with the global pandemic.
The District administration has pinned increased in rapid testing as the reason of the growing number of cases. The negligence of the people and callousness in following the safety norms are also being held responsible for the quick escalation and transmission of the coronavirus in Lucknow. The Administration has imposed weekend lockdowns, declared large containment zones in areas reporting maximum cases, increased the number of L1 Covid care centres in the city, set up covid help desks to spread awareness during a pandemic, these systems, however, did not translate into desired results and Lucknow is the new hub of infection and transmission in the State.
About 19 cases were reported on Thursday in the Hazratganj branch of a nationalised bank, KGMU's microbiology department employee and a woman in the SPM Hospital's emergency ward were also tested positive.
Message for all our readers
As Lucknow's defense weakens, the might of the coronavirus gains more and more strength. People in containment zones were found flouting the safety norms. We request all the people to understand the need of the hour and follow the norms of social distancing while undertaking health and safety precautions. Hygiene and sanitation protocols and procedures need to be thoroughly followed to flatten the steep curve of coronavirus in the city.