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Corona-infected cases cross 300 mark in UP: Official

Some respite: The five workers of Uttar Pradesh are being given food and shelter by the district administration in Vijayapura.

Some respite: The five workers of Uttar Pradesh are being given food and shelter by the district administration in Vijayapura.   | Photo Credit: Rajendra Singh Hajeri

The state has so far reported three deaths, one each from Basti, Meerut and Varanasi while at least 21 of the infected persons have been cured

The number of coronavirus-positive cases in Uttar Pradesh crossed 300 mark on Monday with 27 more persons testing positive, taking the number of infected ones to 305.

COVID-19 | Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India

“As many as 27 more persons, of which 21 are linked to the Jamaat, tested corona-positive in the state since Sunday,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said.

The state has so far reported three deaths, one each from Basti, Meerut and Varanasi while at least 21 of the infected persons have been cured.

Among the fresh cases in the state, eight have been reported from Sitapur, five each from Lucknow and Shamli, three from Gautam Budh Nagar, two from Agra, and one each from Kanpur, Bijnore, Allahabad and Kaushambi, he said.

COVID-19 | State-wise tracker for coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates

Till Sunday total cases were 278 in which about half of the total were linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, from where participants carried the virus to several parts of the country, officials had said.

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