The number of new Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh is declining and the recovery rate has increased to 91.91 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 2178 new cases were reported in the state, said the Health Department. State capital, Lucknow too is showing amazing results. Out of 61,472 cases, 57,228 have recovered while 3395 are currently undergoing treatment in the city.


The recovery rate in the most populous state has increased to 92.6%, which is higher than the overall recovery rate of the country at 88 per cent, he added.

The active Covid cases have come down to 27,681 due to a greater number of persons recovering from the infection as compared to the newly infected cases. Nearly 4.68 lakh persons were affected out of which 4.33 lakh have recovered.

Uttar Pradesh as on September 17 reported the highest number of 68,235 active cases of coronavirus. On the day, the state had a total of 3.54 lakh infected persons of which 2.83 lakh persons had recovered, taking the recovery rate to 80 per cent. Since then the number of Covid cases has been reducing continuously. And for the past 33 days a sharp reduction of 55.43 per cent in infected cases has been recorded.

-With inputs from IANS

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