The death toll due to COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh rose to 8,103 on Tuesday with 20 more fatalities, while 1,336 fresh cases pushed the tally to 5,68,064 in the state, an official said. "At present, there are 18,382 active cases and the total number of people discharged after treatment stands at 5,41,579," said Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad.
The recovery rate in the state has now increased to 95.38 per cent, Prasad said. With 20 new fatalities, the death toll has risen to 8,103 from 8,083 on Monday while the total number of cases rose to 5,68,064 from 5,66,728.
On Monday, over 1.48 lakh samples were tested for detection of COVID-19, taking the total number of tests conducted so far in the state to over 2.16 crore, Prasad said. He said that the state has started training staff to be engaged in COVID-19 vaccination.