As per the official records, almost 1.5 lakh individuals have been infected by the virus in Lucknow since 1st April.
Bringing a sigh of relief for the city dwellers, the active caseload in Lucknow shrunk to a count of 7,363 patients on Thursday. Propelled by 904 recoveries and 371 new cases, the tally reverted to the controlled region and it can be anticipated that the graph will slope down further. Through the past few days, the state capital has maintained its position at the second spot in the list of Uttar Pradesh cities with maximum active patients while Meerut leads this index.
Nearly 1.5 lakh infections reported in Lucknow in the past 50 days!
Though Lucknow residents undertook a comparatively safer journey through the first year of the pandemic, the situation overturned with the incidence of the deadly second wave. As per records, 1,49,700 individuals got infected by the virus in the past 50 days, since the start of April. Driven by this accelerated spike, the cumulative tally of affected patients stands at 2,35,579, now. Consequently, the higher rate of infection converted to a high fatality rate too, with 1,126 registered deaths in the last two months.
While 1,211 fatalities were recorded in the 12 month period preceding April 2021, a similar figure has been reached just in a period of 50 days now. On the brighter side, a large chunk of infected individuals has recovered in the city, which has been conducive to lowering the tallies of active patients. Though the present-day carries optimistic signs for the future, one cannot do away with a strict and agile guard, if the stability has to be restored quickly.
Vaccination picks up with 14,213 doses administered yesterday
Lucknow was one of the first cities in the state to start inoculation for citizens above the age of 18. In the past 4 days, almost 58,897 doses have been given and the total progressive count stands at 7,65,046 today. Here, it is important to acknowledge that immunisation is the most reliable shield against the virus in the present tumultuous times.