Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh reported 17,775 fresh cases of COVID-19. According to the data released by the state Health Department, the state also registered 281 more deaths in last 24 hours. The state has been witnessing a continuous decline in the cases. UP on Wednesday had reported 18,125 fresh cases of Coronavirus. On Tuesday, the state logged 20,463 cases. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Eastern Railway to Resume Passenger Special Train Services From June 14 | Full List Here

On April 30, there were about 3.10 lakh active cases, while the number currently stands at 2,06,615, the official said. Also Read - Hajj Pilgrimage This Year To Be Limited To 60,000 People, Saudi Issues Fresh Order

Earlier today, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while addressing the media said, “More than 1.45 crore people in the age group of 45+ have been vaccinated. This was done through the free vaccines provided by the Govt of India. Even the state government is committed to providing free vaccines to everyone in the age group of 18 to 44 years, free of cost.” Also Read - Delta Variant Raises Concern in UK, PM Johnson Hints Postponing of June 21 Unlock

State Health Minister Suresh Khanna also commented on the decline in the cases and said, “COVID19 cases are going down in the state. On April 30, the active cases were at 3,10,783 but today it is at 2,04, 658. On April 24, we registered 38,055 cases, the highest so far. Today, we reported 17,775 cases.”