Noida/Ghaziabad: Gautam Buddh Nagar district on Wednesday recorded two more COVID-19 related deaths while Ghaziabad witnessed one person succumbed to the deadly virus. According to Uttar Pradesh Health Department data, with the addition of fatalities on Wednesday, the total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 virus in Gautam Buddh Nagar to 464 and 454 in Ghaziabad. Gautam Buddh Nagar registered 35 new COVID-19 cases that pushed the total number of cases in the district to 62,828 while 47 more patients recovered from the disease in the district, the data showed. Ghaziabad’s COVID-19 caseload saw a surge with the addition of 26 new cases which took the total tally to 55,343 cases. As many as 54 patients recovered in the district in the last 24-hours. The overall recoveries in Gautam Buddh Nagar increased to 62,054 and 54,448 in Ghaziabad.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh dropped to 12,959 from 14,067 on Tuesday and the death toll mounted to 21,516, the official data showed. The state on Wednesday registered 709 COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 17,00,476. 89 more COVID-19 related deaths were also registered the same day, which took the total number of deaths in the state to 21,516. Uttar Pradesh in the last 24-hours also saw 1,706 recoveries from the deadly virus. Total recoveries in the state stand at 16,66,001. The state also tested a total of 2.89 lakh samples for the COVID-19 virus.
Looking at the declining trend of the daily COVID-19 cases in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district, the administration had decided to relax the COVID-19 curfew from Monday. In the unlock process, the shops outside the current containment zones are allowed to remain open from 7 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday. The educational institutions, including coaching centres, will remain shut, while the restrictions will be in force over the weekends. District Magistrate Suhas LY in a written order on Sunday said certain activities outside the containment zone would be allowed from 7 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday, subject to conditions. He said, “The night-time curfew from 7 pm to 7 am would stay in place while the curfew will be in place over the weekend also.”
(With inputs from PTI)