Fifty-six people were also discharged in the last 24 hours after recovering from the infection, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad said.
The PM said UP's population is more than a dozen big countries but the way "it has controlled the second wave of corona and stopped its spread is unprecedented".
Importantly, the chief minister has already given instructions to the officials of the tourism department, that any kind of negligence will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
As far as fresh cases are concerned, the highest 442 was reported from Meerut, 381 from Varanasi, 364 from Ghaziabad, 331 from Gorakhpur, 353 from Lucknow, it said.
At 3.12% on Monday, Uttar Pradesh has reported the steepest decline in Covid positivity rate since the middle of last month even as the state conducted nearly 2.80 lakh tests.
The Sujabad village neighbours Domri village, which has been adopted by PM Modi in 2018 under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
The number of active Covid cases in the state has now dropped to nearly 2.04 lakh.
The union minister raised the issue of people storing Oxygen cylinders in their homes as precautionary measures, which was adding to the scarcity of oxygen in Bareilly district.
Examiners and candidates have to show their identity cards to authorities to go to their exam centres, the official said in the statement.
The districts where the period of night curfew has extended are Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Noida, Meerut, and Gorakhpur. The decision came into force with “immediate effect”.
Ayodhya DM Anuj Jha said that if required, boundaries of Ayodhya would be sealed and no religious congregations will be allowed on Ram Navami.
Over 75 lakh persons were administered COVID-19 vaccine in UP, including over 12. 7 lakh who got the second dose.
The order says that only 50% working strength in the offices will be allowed at any given time and the rest of the staff will work from home to break the COVID-19 infection chain.
During the last four–five days, around 40 doctors, including the medical superintendent of King Georges' Medical University, Dr Himanshu, have tested positive for COVID-19.
The state breached the 5000-mark on Tuesday and recorded 5928 fresh cases during the last 24 hours.