According to the reports of Indian health ministry, one district in every five is a hotspota after India saw another 1036 infections of COVID-19.
The government stated that it had classified every district into a hotspot, potential hotspot or a green zone. Out of India’s 736 districts, 170 were labelled as ‘hotspots’. Hotspot is defined as places with at least 15 confirmed infections or where there was an exponential rise in cases. There were 207 ‘potential hotspots,’ Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.
There were 11,439 confirmed cases and 377 deaths. A total of 1,306 people have been been discharged after recovery.
According to reports from the State Health Departments, the total number of cases rose to 12,380, of which 10,568 were active ones. While 422 people have died of the disease, 1,392 have recovered.
Special teams had been crested to trace all contacts and to conduct house-to-house surveys. These teams will comprise of health staff, local revenue staff, corporation staff, Red Cross and volunteer groups who have undergone an online training course, Mr. Agrawal added.
He said,”District Magistrates had the authority to declare regions as hotspots, and a protocol would be put in place to check how a district was performing in containing the spread of the virus.”
“In order to break the chain of transmission, focus needs to be on contact tracing, monitoring and clinical management. States have been asked to uniformly implement the containment plan in every district across the country,” a press statement stated.