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Yogi Adityanath tests positive for COVID-19

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Notably, the development comes a day after he went into self-isolation after some officials working with him tested positive for the viral infection.

The chief minister said that he is following the instructions of the doctors and will continue to shoulder his responsibilities virtually. He also requested people who have come in contact with him in the past few weeks to get themselves tested for the virus. Earlier this month, Yogi Adityanath received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lucknow.

Yogi Adityanath tweets

The UP CM took to Twitter to inform people about his COVID-19 status. He said, “When the initial symptoms were seen, I got myself tested for Covid and my report came back as positive. I am in self-isolation and fully following the instructions of physicians. I am doing all work virtually.”

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COVID-19 situation in UP

The second wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on Uttar Pradesh—a state that has a rickety health infrastructure and an acute shortage of doctors and paramedics.

In the last 24 hours, 17,963 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the state that has taken the state’s case tally to 7.23 lakh. There are nearly 1 lakh active cases of the virus availing treatment and 9,309 people have died in the state due to the viral infection.  In fact, 85 people have died in the last 24 hours.

There is an acute shortage of beds required for the treatment of COVID-19 cases and COVID positive patients approaching hospitals for treatment are being turned away.

 

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