8 more COVID-19 deaths, 229 cases in UP

Lucknow, May 26 () Eight more people died of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll from the pandemic to 177 on Tuesday, while 229 new cases took the tally to 6,724, an official said.

Two of the eight new deaths were from Aligarh, and one each from Firozabad, Barabanki, Siddharthanagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar and Chitrakoot districts, said Vikasendu Agrawal, joint director, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme.

There are 2,723 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 3,824 people have been discharged so far, the official said.

Out of the 229 new cases of the pathogen, 33 were from Amethi, 15 from Azamgarh, 13 from Ayodhya, and 10 each from Hapur, Meerut and Ambedkar Nagar districts, Agrawal said. Advertisement

Thirty-three out of the total 177 COVID-19 deaths are from Agra, followed by 22 in Meerut, 14 in Aligarh, 11 each in Kanpur Nagar and Moradabad, and 9 in Firozabad districts. NAV HMB

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