Lucknow, June 4: Uttar Pradesh has clocked an all-time low case positivity rate of 0.3 per cent on Thursday.

The positivity rate has been hovering around 0.5 per cent for the past few days.  Afraid of COVID-19 Vaccine, Uttar Pradesh Woman Hides Behind Drum, Refuses to Get Vaccinated (Watch Video)

"UP has been on the forefront of COVID-19  testing. Case positivity rate for past 24 hours was in fact 0.3 per cent which is an all-time low," said a government spokesman.

Adding that early detection remains the key to check virus spread, he said, "The state's positivity has remained around 0.5 per cent over last 3 days and this is an encouraging sign."

Case positivity rate refers to number of persons testing COVID-19 positive among those who gave samples and is an indicator of the pandemic situation at any place.

Average number of tests in UP these days is over 3 lakhs with 3,40,411 tests conducted in past 24 hours.

Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) health and family welfare Amit Mohan Prasad said, "As on date, UP's cumulative case positivity is around 3.4 per cent, which is way less than the figure of 18 per cent recorded at peak."

Prasad stated that UP's recovery rate had risen to 97.3 per cent, while the state was left with 25,546 active cases.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 deaths remained a cause of concern with 108 deaths in 24 hours, taking the toll to 20,895.

Officials also said, COVID-19 restrictions in Jhansi have been lifted as active cases in the district fell below 600.

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