Varanasi: The eastern UP districts including Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Ballia and Bhadohi recorded 56 new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday. While Jaunpur district reported 28 positive cases, Ballia district had 14 cases, Ghazipur district recorded 11 cases, and Bhadohi got three new cases. However, no new case was reported in Varanasi district.
Jaunpur recorded the highest number of new positive cases. With 28 new cases, the number of infected persons rose to 76 in the district. So far 11 persons recovered from illness, while there are 63 active cases in Jaunpur, and two persons were confirmed positive after death.
A total of 1338 samples were collected till Thursday night in Ballia. While 893 tested negative and 14 samples were found positive. The reports of 432 samples are awaited.
With the detection of 11 new cases, the total number of positive cases rose to 71 in Ghazipur district. Presently, there are 65 active cases after recovery of six patients. In Bhadohi district the total number of positive cases rose to 14 out of whom three persons recovered from illness.