Barabanki district in Uttar Pradesh has reported 95 Covid-19 cases—the highest single-day surge in a district. With this the district has emerged as the new COVID-19 hotspot, officials said.
District Magistrate Aadarsh Kumar said that out of the 245 samples sent for testing on May 15 and 16, the report of 95 came out to be positive. He added that rhere is no need to panic.
He stated, “The numbers are not important, but the fact is we have identified these people and are successful in stopping further spread of the virus.”
Among those who tested positive, 49 are migrants who had recently returned from other states and have been admitted to hospital as per the protocol, Mr Kumar said.
The remaining 46 are those who had come in contact with six infected persons and had been kept in isolation, he said.
With this, Barabanki district now has 122 active cases, the DM added.