LUCKNOW, Sept. 2 -- Around 1.45 lakh new Covid-19 cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh during August alone and experts feel that to check the surge of cases, more measures and public co-operation was needed.

Dr PK Gupta of Indian Medical Association said: "On July 31, there were 85,461 Covid positive cases in state, out of which 34,968 were active, 48,863 had recovered and the death toll was 1,630. However, on August 31 there were 2,30,414 positive cases out of which 54,788 were active, 1,72,140 had recovered and the death toll stood at 3,486. This means about 1.45 lakh new cases were reported during August."

Gupta further said: "The cases doubled in 21 days in the state during August. This was despite the state following the weekly lockd...