LUCKNOW, July 24 -- Active cases under treatment in Uttar Pradesh came below 1000 on Friday, for the first time since June 2020.

"The present number of active cases is 994 and has come below 1000 after several months," said Amit Mohan Prasad, additional chief secretary, medical and health, in a press conference on Friday.

According to the data from the state health department Aligarh, Balrampur, Basti, Etah, Hathras, Mahoba and Shrawasti have zero active cases while maximum 95 active cases are in Prayagraj, 89 in Kushinagar and 88 in Lucknow. Of the total 994 active cases, over 900 are in home isolation.

In all, five deaths were reported in the state, including two each in Banda and Lakhimpur Kheri and one in Barabanki, according to the ...