Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh on Thursday reported 341 new Covid-19 cases, recording the highest single-day spike so far, taking the states coronavirus tally to 5,515. As many 138 persons have succumbed to the dreaded virus till now.
Of the new cases that surfaced on Thursday, Budaun reported 17 cases, followed by Jaunpur (16), Ayodhya (11) and Maharajganj (7). Majority of the new patients were migrant workers who had recently returned from Maharashtra.
Principle Secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad, said that testing has been intensified in the state and the new patients are being given proper treatment.