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UP Clocks All Time Low Case Positivity Rate

Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh clocked an all-time low case positivity rate of 0.3%. The positivity rate has been hovering around 0.5% for few days. Acknowledging the trend, secretary to CM, Alok Kumar III said: “UP has been on the forefront of Covid-19 testing. Case positivity rate for past 24 hours was in fact 0.3%, which is an all-time low.” Adding that early detection remains the key to check virus spread, he said, “state’s positivity has remained around 0.5% over last 3 days and this is an encouraging sign.” Notably, case positivity rate refers to number of persons testing Covid positive among those who gave samples and is an indicator of the pandemic situation at any place. Additional chief secretary health and family welfare Amit Mohan Prasad said: “As on date, UP’s cumulative case positivity is around 3.4%, which is way less than the figure of 18% recorded at peak.” He also said, 1,268 new cases were reported in 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 16,95,212. Prasad stated UP’’s recovery rate had risen to 97.3%, while the state was left with 25,546 active cases. Meanwhile, Covid deaths remained a cause of concern with 108 deaths in 24 hours, taking the toll to 20,895.