Marked by a steep downward turn over the past 2 weeks, the graph of daily COVID cases in Lucknow is showing some optimistic signs. As per the official records, the count of new detections dipped to 916 on Wednesday for the first time in 40 days. Previously, a fresh infection tally below 1,000 was recorded on April 2 and the cases started rising alarmingly thereafter. Further, the city has 17,614 active patients now and more than 17k patients have recovered in the past 5 days.
More than 50k recoveries registered since the start of May
After the second wave of the deadly pandemic led to unsettling repercussions throughout the city, the tallies of the past two weeks hold positive indications for the future. With over 50k recoveries registered in the past 12 days, the active patient count has dipped down significantly and it is anticipated to take a similar path forward.
On Wednesday, 3,148 recoveries were logged while the death toll rose by 23. With the drop in fresh detections, it can be expected that the fatality rate will be controlled further and the stability will be restored in the city. Despite the reduction in active cases, the medical infrastructure is still overwhelmed, having to cater to a large count of patients.
More than 1 lakh beneficiaries inoculated in the past 12 days!
As the city struggles through the ongoing COVID crisis, the officials have focused efforts to ensure smooth implementation of vaccination drives. Apart from the individuals in the 18-44 age category, others citizens left out in the previous phases are also being immunised. Under the current circumstances, vaccination seems to be the strongest weapon against the virus. If you are planning to get your jab anytime soon, click here to know about the five essentials you should keep in mind while navigating your way to the inoculation centre.