The state's infection tally stands at 1,00,310, he said.
According to the statement, the maximum number of deaths in the past 24 hours was reported from Kanpur Nagar (8) followed by four each in Lucknow and Gorakhpur, and three each in Allahabad, Moradabad, Saharanpur and Azamgarh among others.
The state capital Lucknow reported the maximum fresh cases (611) followed by Kanpur with 259 cases, it said.
However, the state government, in the statement said 2,983 fresh cases have been reported in the past 24 hours.
The state has conducted over 26 lakh tests so far, Prasad said, adding that among the active cases, over 1,300 are in home isolation, 1,353 undergoing treatment and 152 are in semi paid facilities in the state.
The official said on the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the work for setting up atleast one L-2 hospital each in all the districts of the state was on.
He added that the network of COVID helpdesks set up in the state was proving to be very helpful in screening symptomatic people.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.