Lucknow: With no respite from the raging pandemic in sight, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday recorded its highest COVID-19 death toll so far as 265 people succumbed to the disease, while the state added nearly 33,000 fresh cases, taking the overall tally to 11,53,097, according to official data. With the fresh fatalities, the total death toll in the state reached 11,678, the data showed.Also Read - Section 144 Imposed In This District of Uttar Pradesh Amid Uptick in Covid Cases

Of the 265 fresh COVID-19 deaths, state capital Lucknow recorded 39, followed by 15 each in Kanpur and Ghaziabad, while Allahabad and Varanasi recorded 13 deaths each. Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining the national capital, recorded 12 deaths, the Uttar Pradesh government said in a statement issued here on Tuesday. Also Read - UP Govt to Provide 5 Kg Foodgrain to BPL Families For 3 Months, Rs 1000 Per Month to Daily Wagers

Of the 32,993 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in the state, 4,437 were registered in Lucknow, followed by 2,320 in Kanpur, 1,752 in Varanasi, 1,521 in Allahabad, 1,427 in Bareilly, 1,291 in Meerut and 1,068 in Ghaziabad. Also Read - Lucknow Hospitals Put Up 'No Oxygen' Notice Amid UP Government's Claims of No Shortage

In the past 24 hours, 30,398 COVID-19 patients have recovered, taking the total number of patients discharged in the state to 8,34,961. The count of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 306,458, the statement said.

In the past 24 hours, more than 1.84 lakh samples were tested in the state, taking the overall number to 4.01 crore, the statement said. The state’s previous highest one-day toll was 249, reported on Monday.

(With inputs from PTI)