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COVID-19: Centre advises states/UTs to gear up ‘testing, tracking and treatment’ strategy during festivities

COVID-19: Centre advises states/UTs to gear up ‘testing, tracking and treatment’ strategy during festivities

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan (File Photo)

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday reviewed the status of response measures to COVID-19 in West Bengal, Delhi and Kerala and advised the states and Union Territories (UTs) to gear up testing, tracking and treatment strategy during the festive season.

Bhushan has advised these states and UTs to ensure enforcement of precautionary measures like maintaining social distancing, sanitisation, wearing of masks, etc.

On Thursday, Delhi has reported 29,378 active COVID cases with a fatality rate of 1.76 per cent and a positivity rate of 7.9 per cent. As many as 5,673 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

“There has been nearly 46 per cent increase in the new COVID cases over the past four weeks. The positivity rate over the last four weeks has escalated by nearly 9 per cent. The rising cases were attributed by the Delhi team to social gatherings during the festivities, the deteriorating air quality, increasing incidences of respiratory disorders, and clusters of positive cases at work places. The fatigue among frontline workers was also discussed,” said the Health Ministry in a statement.

Similarly, West Bengal has 37,111 active cases as on Thursday. The case fatality rate of the state stands at 1.84 per cent and the positivity rate is 8.3 per cent. The State has registered 3,924 new cases in the last 24 hours, while the average daily cases have recorded 23 per cent increase over last four weeks.

“There is a 1 per cent increase in the positivity rate over the last four weeks. Darjeeling, Nadia, Medinipur West, Jalpaiguri, Hooghly are the top districts showing an increasing trend in cases. Whereas, Murshidabad, Nadia, Coochbehar, Kolkata and Darjeeling have registered increase in the weekly deaths last week. The tests per million population (TPM) stand at 41,261 whereas the national TPM is 77,220,” informed the Health Ministry.

The Centre has advised West Bengal health authorities were advised not to compromise on testing and keep the level of daily tests at a higher level with greater proportion of RT-PCR tests.

Kerala has shown a rising trend in COVID cases with total active cases stood at 93,369. As per the government data, the average daily cases have recorded 11 per cent increase over the last four weeks. The number of new cases in the last 14 days is 98,778. In the last 24 hours, Kerala has registered the maximum number of new cases with 8,790 cases. Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram are the top districts showing increasing trend in COVID cases.

According to the Health Ministry, Kerala has been demonstrated better results in terms of COVID fatality. The fatality rate of state stands at 0.34 per cent, although there has been increase in the weekly deaths in Thrissur (133 per cent), Kollam (75 per cent), Alappuzha (31 per cent), Ernakulam (30 per cent), and Kannur (15 per cent).

The government further said that the tests per million of the population are 66,755 and the positivity rate is at a significantly high level of 16.5 per cent. The positivity rate has registered a 41per cent increase over the last four weeks.

It was mentioned that the increase in the new cases due to festivities is a grave concern. The State has been suggested to ramp up IEC practices and promote mask-wearing with more rigour. It was advised to ensure proper standard of care and early identification as well as early hospitalisation of cases.

The Ministry also suggested to regularly monitor the symptom development and hospitalisation trend amongst the home isolated patients and focus on rapid contact tracing, and quick isolation of the traced contacts to be effectively enforced. (ANI)


Source : ANI Link

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