UP Reports 389 New Cases In Last 24 Hours; CM Yogi Says Govt To Increase Testing CapacityUttar Pradesh Coronavirus Update

Uttar Pradesh (UP) reported 389 new cases of Coronavirus in last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed positive cases to 11,336, state’s Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said on Tuesday (9 June).

Earlier in the day, UP Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath said his government was conducting 15,000 tests in a day and was planning to further increase the capacity.

“We are conducting 15000 tests per day and preparations are underway to increase it. We have performed 4 lakh tests so far and conducted medical screening of over 4 crore people. Over 1 lakh beds of Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 are available in state,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The CM also said the spread of the virus was effectively under control in the state despite having the highest population in the country.

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