Health ministry identifies 170 districts in India as hotspots, 207 as potential hotspots | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Union well being ministry has recognized 170 districts as Covid-19 hotspots and 207 districts as potential hotspots, officers mentioned on Wednesday, reiterating that there was no group transmission of the illness in the nation thus far.
Addressing the each day briefing to supply updates on coronavirus state of affairs in the nation, joint secretary in the ministry of well being Lav Agarwal mentioned that states have been requested to categorise districts which have reported the next quantity of circumstances as hotspots, the districts the place circumstances have been reported as non-hotspots, and inexperienced zones the place no circumstances have been reported.
“Hotspots are these districts that are reporting extra quantity of circumstances or the place the speed of development of Covid-19 circumstances is excessive,” Agarwal mentioned, including an in depth course has been issued to states stating consolidated efforts are required to utilise this era of lockdown to curb the unfold of the virus.
“Cabinet secretary held a video convention in the present day with all chief secretaries, DGPs, well being secretaries, collectors, SPs, municipal commissioners and CMOs the place hotspots had been mentioned and orientation on discipline degree implementation of containment technique was given.
“They had been informed about massive outbreak containment methods, cluster containment methods. Delineation of buffer and containment zone, parameter mapping, defining of entry and exit factors had been additionally mentioned in element,” he mentioned.
The joint secretary mentioned motion of individuals won’t be allowed in containment zones aside from these associated with important providers and particular groups will seek for new circumstances and samples will probably be collected and examined as per sampling standards.
The officers mentioned that well being amenities in buffer zone outdoors the containment zone will probably be oriented and folks dealing with SARI and influenza-like signs will probably be examined there.
“Special groups have been shaped which can work in containment zone and do contact tracing and home-to-home surveys. Cases of fever, cough and breathlessness will probably be recognized in the survey and requisite motion will probably be taken as per protocol,” Agarwal mentioned, including that there was no group transmissions thus far however some native outbreaks.
The complete quantity of Covid-19 circumstances in India has risen to 11,439 with 1,076 contemporary circumstances reported in the final 24 hours whereas the dying toll stands at 377, the ministry official mentioned.

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