COVID-19 cases rise in East UP Districts


Varanasi: The eastern UP witnessed a sudden surge of COVID-19 positive cases on Friday. While nine new positive cases were found in Ballia district, seven cases in Ghazipur district, and two cases in Varanasi district.

A suspect COVID-19 patient of Azamgarh district died, as his test report is awaited. A migrant worker also died at a quarantine centre in Jaunpur district. As many as 16 members of a family have been quarantined in Bhadohi district.

The total number of infected persons rose to 10 in Ballia district. According to the nodal officer Dr. Jiya-ul Hoda, nine persons tested positive on Friday. Earlier, the district had only one positive case. Now, Ballia has six hotspots in Bairia, Murli Chhapra, Revati and Sohaon areas.

As many as seven persons including five members of a family of Gopalpur in Birno area of Ghazipur district tested positive for COVID-19. The other two infected persons belong to Bhikhampur of Dullahpur area and Bharthana of Manihari block. All the infected persons had arrived from Mumbai. Now, the number positive persons rose to 15 in Ghazipur.

In Varanasi, two new COVID-19 positive cases detected on Friday. The number of positive cases rose to 92 in the district. One of infected persons is an 80-year-old retired professor of Ayurveda from BHU, who lives in Shivala Assi locality in Bhelupur area. The other infected 42-year-old person is the resident of Naria Sunderpur hotspot in Lanka area. The number of hotspots rose to 34 in the district including 30 active hotspots. Four hotspots including Bajardiha, Lohta, Gangapur and Nakkhighat have moved to green zone. Out of 92 positive cases, 55 got cured. Presently there are 35 active cases, while two infected persons died.

In Bhadohi district, symptoms of corona infection were found in 16 members of a family of Ramaipur village in Gyanpur area. They had returned from Mumbai recently. Their samples have been sent for testing and they have been quarantined at the hospital. The village has also been sealed for sanitization.

A 35-year-old resident of Jahanaganj area of Azamgarh district, who had arrived from Mumbai by a truck on May 13, was admitted to the hospital after falling ill. Later, he was referred to Balrampur hospital Lucknow for treatment, where he died on Friday. Azamgarh DM NP Singh said that his sample report is awaited.

A 34-year-old resident of Nathupur village in Zafrabad area of Jaunpur district died at the quarantine centre in Mungara Badshahpur area on Friday. He had returned from Mumbai on Thursday. His test report is also awaited. Team of doctors and officials reached the quarantine centre after getting information.

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