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UP coronavirus update: Facilities under pressure as new cases surge in Agra

The state government-run hospitals and the medical infrastructure, newly created to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, have come under strain as the number of cases have continued to surge alarmingly

Coronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | Uttar Pradesh

IANS  |  Agra 

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a nasal sample from a woman at a local health center to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease.

The state government-run hospitals and the medical infrastructure, newly created to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, have come under tremendous strain as the number of fresh cases in the past 10 days has continued to surge alarmingly.

The Covid ward at the S.N. Medical College is already full. The authorities are now gearing up to open up a new ward. Doctors at the medical college hospital have been complaining of a short supply of Oxygen. The private nursing homes are also feeling the pinch of Oxygen supply.

As testing of Covid-19 has gone up in the district from just a few hundred to over 2,500 daily, the number of cases also have shown an alarming upward trend. In the past 24 hours, reported 85 new cases. The total active cases are now 615 and the recovery rate has fallen to 78.55 per cent. So far, 2,652 have been discharged after recovery. The number of samples tested so far is 1,32,684.

Mathura reported the highest number in the area with 96 cases and one death in the last 24 hours. Firozabad reported 79, Mainpuri 48, Kasganj 21 and Etah 18 cases.

The Sunday lockdown saw markets closed and traffic heavily curtailed. The three-day Sero-survey concluded on Sunday with 320 more samples. The antibody tests will help determine the extent of infection. The blood samples were being sent to the ICMR for analysis.

Meanwhile, the Lady Loyal women's hospital was sealed for two days after a 40-year-old staff nurse succumbed to Covid-19. Two senior doctors of the medical college also tested positive. A number of health workers have been quarantined after they tested positive on Sunday.



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First Published: Mon, September 07 2020. 09:31 IST