BJP leader Ram Iqbal Singh demanded that Rs 10 lakh be given to the kin of those who succumbed to the infection.
The villagers said they jumped into the river because some people had told them that this was not a vaccine, but a poisonous injection.
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.
Uttar Pradesh government decided to increase the duration of the weekend lockdown by 48 hours to cover Tuesday and Wednesday also.
Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Haji Riyaz Ahmad and senior IAS officer Deepak Trivedi died due to COVID-19 on Thursday.
Roll-on-roll-off trucks are being transported on flat wagons by the trains for quick supply of medical oxygen.
The CMO said eight more people recovered from the infection, pushing the recovery count to 8,600 in Muzaffarnagar.
Health department officials said the proposal for expanding the vaccination to the entire adult population was aimed at taking the state towards ‘herd immunity’ in next three-four months.
21 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital - eight each from Agra and Noida, three from Ghaziabad and one each from Lucknow and Kanpur.