COVID-19 cases rise to 172 in UP

COVID-19 cases rise to 172 in UP

There has been a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh with at least 46 fresh cases being reported in the last 24 hours, taking to 172 the total number of coronavirus patients in the state till today, a senior health official said. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in UP was reported to be 126 on Thursday night. 

"Till Friday afternoon the total number of positive COVID-19 cases across the state are 172," a senior health official told PTI.

The sharp increase in the number of cases, officials said, was due to confirmation of coronavirus in the samples of over three dozen people across the state who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi.