Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: According to the ICMR, as many as 16,71,59,289 COVID-19 samples have been examined until 25 December, of which 8,53,527 samples have been examined on Friday alone
Coronavirus News LATEST Updates: According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 16,71,59,289 COVID-19 samples have been examined until 25 December, of which 8,53,527 samples have been examined on Friday alone.
India recorded 22,272 new circumstances of COVID-19 and 251 deaths in a span of 24 hours, based on the Union Health Ministry. With the contemporary infections, nation’s total depend has now climbed to 1,01,69,118.
In the continued door-to-door contact drive being performed by the Delhi authorities to check UK-returned passengers for prevalence of COVID-19 , eight have to this point been discovered contaminated with the coronavirus , officers mentioned on Friday.
A complete of 19 passengers out of over 13,000 who landed from the UK on the IGI airport right here between 25 November and 21 December have been discovered optimistic for the virus.
Eleven have been examined optimistic on the airport whereas eight others have been discovered optimistic through the door to door contact and testing drive being carried out in all of the districts of town, mentioned a high Delhi authorities supply.
“All the 19 positive patients have been admitted to the special facility set up at LNJP hospital where they will undergo genome testing to determine whether they are infected by the super spreader strain of the coronavirus that has been reported in United Kingdom,” the supply mentioned.
So far, one particular person every within the south east and south west districts of Delhi who returned from the UK in current weeks have been reported optimistic for the virus. The remaining optimistic individuals have been residents of different districts.
An individual from Dwarka in south west Delhi who had returned from the UK on 19 December has been recognized as COVID-19 optimistic. The father of that particular person has additionally examined optimistic however he’s asymptomatic, an official mentioned.
The entire household has been quarantined in an institutional facility, the official mentioned.
In New Delhi district, the UK-returned passengers are being examined by way of RTPCR checks. No one has examined optimistic to this point, they mentioned.
The door-to-door contact and monitoring can be underway to maintain watch on the individuals who returned from the UK in the previous few weeks. Among them, these exhibiting even the slightest signs are being RTPCR examined, they mentioned.
Out of the over 13,000 passengers who landed at IGI airport from the UK, round 1400 have been recognized as Delhi residents, officers mentioned. The record of passengers supplied by the Bureau of Civil Aviation is being sorted and all of the Delhi residents who returned from the UK are being contacted, they mentioned.
Delhi well being minister Satyendar Jain mentioned on Wednesday that tracing and testing of all those that travelled to Delhi from the UK up to now two weeks can be ensured.
Delhi authorities is conscious, and all of the individuals who have travelled from the UK to Delhi up to now two weeks can be traced, examined and suggested quarantine, he had mentioned in a press release.
The authorities have enhanced monitoring of metropolis residents who returned up to now few weeks from the UK to forestall any violation of house isolation, Delhi authorities officers mentioned on Wednesday.
Teams of well being division and civil defence volunteers have been deployed on the district stage to maintain watch on these individuals who returned from the UK between 25 November and 23 December and examined unfavourable however need to endure house isolation.
The authorities has arrange a separate facility on the LNJP hospital for these passengers from the UK who have been discovered COVID-19 optimistic in RT-PCR checks performed at IGI airport, for his or her remedy and genomic testing, officers mentioned.
Besides, a 5 star lodge in Aerocity close to the airport has been earmarked as paid quarantine facility, whereas a COVID-19 care centre in south Delhi will function a free institutional isolation facility for passengers from flights during which optimistic circumstances are detected, they mentioned.
Those passengers who’ve returned from the UK up to now few weeks and are discovered unfavourable will endure two weeks house isolation adopted by one other two weeks interval underneath remark, officers mentioned.