On a day Uttar Pradesh reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 coronavirus cases and 85 deaths, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath went into self-quarantine after a few officials in his office tested positive for COVID-19.
"The officers of my office tested positive for coronavirus. They were in touch with me, therefore, as a precaution, I am isolating myself and starting all my work digitally," the CM said in a tweet in Hindi, on Tuesday.
Bareilly MP and Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar and his wife too tested positive for COVID-19, on Tuesday. Meerganj MLA DC Verma and BJP district president Pawan Sharma have also tested positive.
Meanwhile, the state's infection tally stands at 7,23,582 and the death toll at 9,309. Lucknow reported the highest number of fresh cases at 5,382, while Allahabad reported 1,856, Varanasi 1,404, Kanpur 1,271, Gorakhpur 602.
Over 80 lakh people have been administered COVID-19 vaccine shots in the state.
—With PTI inputs