Uttar Pradesh became the first state in the country to conduct more than 5 crore Corona tests, State Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the state conducted 3,31,511 lakh tests in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the state reported 1,500 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the same duration, while the total number of active cases has come down to 28,000 on Wednesday.
The recovery rate of the state has reached 97.1 per cent. Earlier, it was speculated that there would be 30 lakh active cases in the state, but at the moment the figure stands at 28,694.
The Additional Chief Secretary also informed that before the third wave of corona, special steps are being taken by the UP government for the children.
From Tuesday, a separate arrangement has been made for parents of children below 12 years of age at the vaccination centres. At least two centres have been set up in every district where vaccination of such people is being carried out.
“So far 1,51,62,374 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine and 35,03,949 people have been given the second dose. Altogether, 1,86,66,323 doses have been given, he added.”