Lucknow. With the death of 47 more people due to Corona virus infection during the last 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh , the death toll on Saturday increased to 1677. Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said that the patients undergoing treatment in the state are 36,037 while 51,354 patients have been discharged from hospitals on recovery. In the last 24 hours, 3807 new cases of infection were reported. He said that so far 1677 people have died due to this infection. On Friday, 93,381 samples were tested in the state. Thus, a total of 24,18,809 samples have been investigated so far. He said that we are continuously investigating 90 thousand, one lakh or more than one lakh and these investigations are being done through antigens, RTPCR and TRUNET.
Prasad said that the testing will be increased further and on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath , on-demand testing has been arranged in most districts. He said that earlier according to protocol, people were selected and used to test, but now if a person has to show symptoms in himself, then whatever our static booth is, any person can go there and get it checked. He said that for those who do not want semi-paid or private hospital, L-1, L-2 and L-3 Kovid hospitals are available, where there are more than one lakh 51 thousand beds and treatment is free.
Referring to the monitoring, he said that container work has been done in 41,904 areas. Of these, 7,56,14,060 people have been serviced in 1,49,31,897 houses. Prasad said that World Breastfeeding Week has started from Saturday and was started by Governor Anandiben Patel. He said that breastfeeding is mandatory for young children and newborns and for six months, nothing should be given to young children except mother's milk. World Breastfeeding Week will run from August 1 to 7. Additional Chief Secretary informed that in the order of the Chief Minister, the work of developing a government hospital of L-2 level has started in all districts.