Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that state being the most populous state in the country faced manifold challenges to overcome the pandemic but with the support of representatives, administrators and district officials, the state successfully achieved a sharp dip in the positivity rate within a span of a few days.
“The experts who had predicted that UP will report over 1 lakh cases between April 25 and May 10, have made a drastic improvement in the past 20 days to reduce the numbers from 38,000 to 7,000 daily,” said the CM here on Friday during his brief visit to the district.
The Chief Minister said that his government had launched a massive campaign in the rural and urban areas which helped in reducing the coronavirus cases in the state.
“Until April 30, the COVID-19 cases were increasing in the state. The positivity rate was high and recovery rate was low, but in the last 20 days, as many as 2.04 lakh people have recovered and discharged from hospitals across the state,” he said
UP has performed over 4.62 crore COVID-19 tests so far. Over 1.6 crore people, including 8 lakh above 18 years of age, have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine.
In order to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in UP villages, CM has launched the ‘Mera Gaon Corona Mukt Gaon’ campaign.
The first three villages that become COVID-19 free, will be rewarded by the state government. The UP CM also announced that an additional financial aid to the winning villages will be allotted for their development.