Overview of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh

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This article provides an overview of the COVID-19 management by the Uttar Pradesh government in the past year.

By Anoushka Sawhney

All about the numbers: 

In the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 cases in India declined by 6,704 from Monday’s infections, as reported by The Indian Express.

As of February 1, 2022, UP had 20,59,400 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Coronavirus dashboard of The Hindu has an interactive data chart on the Covid-19 cases until February 1, 2022, and the vaccination status until February 15. 

UP has 13,945 active Covid cases and recorded 1,235 new Covid-19 cases on February 14. 

The state concluded phase 2 of Elections 2022 on February 14. Many people had expressed their concern over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the elections will decide the party’s fate, here is an overview of Covid-19 in UP under Yogi Adityanath.

Management of the state by Yogi’s government:

Before we proceed, here is an article on the case of excess death by The Hindu

Over nine months, the number of people who died in 24 UP districts was 43 times higher than the official Covid-19 death toll. In June 2021, Article 14 covered the curious case of excess deaths in UP. 

While all this was happening, Times of India Lucknow had a page devoted to “UP Model of Covid Control”. Newslaundry, under their ‘Media Shots’ segment covered this. 

Eastern UP, compared to 2019, recorded 60% excess deaths during the pandemic, according to a report by The Wire

For more than two years, children did not see their class and teachers in person. Due to financial reasons, many children had dropped out of school. However, with school reopening in UP, you might soon see a school bus hitting the roads.