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Jaunpur takes a lead in COVID-19 cases, Varanasi follows

Jaunpur takes a lead in COVID-19 cases, Varanasi follows

Varanasi: With 25 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the Jaunpur district has taken a lead among eastern UP districts. While the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 208 in Jaunpur district, Varanasi with 13 new cases also scored 203.

According to the Varanasi district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma, four members of the family of the landlord of an infected health employee from Tarna hotspot area had been tested positive. A doctor of Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital was also found infected. Among eight migrants, one is an employee of a news channel in Delhi, who had returned home by flight on May 27. So far 123 patients have recovered in the district, while four had died. Presently, the number of active cases in Varanasi is 76 while number of hotspots reached to 104.

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According to the divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Jaunpur district has reached to 208 after 25 new cases were found on Wednesday. Most of them are migrants.

A community health centre was sealed in Mau district after its in-charge was tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 10 new cases including this CHC in-charge were found in Mau. Mau DM Gyan Prakash Tripathi confirmed that 10 new cases came to light on Wednesday after which total tally of district reached to 49. On them one had died while 10 became cured. Now active cases in the district is 39.

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Meanwhile, seven new cases were found in Ghazipur district mostly from Kasimabad and Karanda area. The total number of positive cases rose to 135 in Ghazipur district. A resident of Majhgava village in Naugarh area of Chandauli district, who had returned from Maharashtra, had been tested positive. His sample was sent for laboratory test on May 25. The total number of positive cases in Chandauli is 27 of which 11 are active.

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