Forty-three inmates in two Muzaffarnagar jails test positive for COVID-19
The latest infections - 22 in the district jail and 21 in a temporary jail - took the number of infected jail inmates in the district to 400, officials have said.
Muzaffarnagar: Forty-three inmates of two jails in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and were moved to isolation wards in the prison complexes, officials said on Tuesday.
The latest infections - 22 in the district jail and 21 in a temporary jail - took the number of infected jail inmates in the district to 400, they said.
So far, 210 inmates of the district jail and 190 in the temporary jail have tested positive for COVID-19 , they said.
According to district jail superintendent Kamlesh Singh, the prison houses more than 2,700 inmates.
In view of rising cases of COVID-19 in jails, the state prison authorities have decided to establish isolation wards in all district and temporary jails.
Additional district magistrate of Muzaffarnagar Amit Singh said they have set up isolation wards in the district and temporary jails and moved the infected inmates there.
V Sivankutty said deliberations with various departments are ongoing to ensure safety of the children attending the schools
The case doubling time is 1,271 days and the average growth rate between 6 and 12 September stood at 0.6 percent, data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation revealed
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered strict compliance with COVID-19 instructions issued by the state government