Uttar Pradesh Coronavirus Latest Updates : Amid a steady rise in coronavirus cases in Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday sounded a high alert in all National Capital Region (NCR) districts asking officials to send samples of COVID patients for genome. instructed.


Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took this step while presiding over a meeting on COVID-19 management in the state. During the meeting, the Chief Minister observed that in the last few days, there has been an increase in the COVID cases in the neighboring areas of the State and its impact can be seen in the NCR districts. Taking precautionary measures, the state government has asked the officials to put all NCR districts on alert mode.


Yogi Adityanath asked officials to expedite the administration of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all adults. Booster dose is being administered at 700 private immunization centers of the state.


According to official data, Gautam Buddh Nagar reported 70 COVID-19 cases on Saturday and Ghaziabad 11.

Besides this, the Chief Minister asked the officials to be vigilant about malaria in Bareilly division and to create awareness about prevention of dengue in Agra and Lucknow divisions.

Earlier in the day, the health department said 70 people, including 14 children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar, taking the number of active infections to over 200. The number of active cases in the district, around Delhi, has now reached 218, the department said.

According to official figures, 70 more people have been confirmed infected since 6 am on Friday, while eight people have been cured during this period.

Of the 70 new cases, 14 are children below 18 years of age who have tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer Sunil Kumar Sharma told news agency PTI.

According to official data, since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of 98,902 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, while 490 of them have died due to the infection.