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Coronavirus | 56 in Lucknow juvenile home test positive

Fifty-six inmates and a home guard of a juvenile observation home in Lucknow have tested positive for COVID-19, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Thursday.

The home run by the Women and Child Development Department has inmates from Lucknow, Unnao and Rae Bareli districts.

While it has a sanctioned capacity of 100, the home currently had 153 inmates, the government said.

As per the COVID-19 control room, as on August 11, 56 inmates and one home guard tested positive and were asymptomatic.

At present, all inmates were healthy and none of them had developed symptoms of COVID-19, said the government, adding that the positive cases have been shifted to a railway hospital for treatment.

The District Magistrate has instructed that the home be sanitised within three days and the rest of the inmates be tested in 10 days.

With 4,603 new cases and 50 new deaths, the total cases and the total death toll went up to 49,709 and 2,280 respectively, the government said.


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