India Identified 170 COVID-19 Hotspots | What does it mean if you are an inhabitant of one of these Hotspots?

COVID-19 All Over the World:

The COVID – 19 has attacked over 22 lakh people all over the world. Now the USA is in trouble with this disease spread is doing rampage over there. Also many European countries are badly affected by this disease.

  • Total cases all over the world – 2250790
  • Total death all over the world – 154266
  • Recovered people all over the world – 571149
Country Total cases Total deaths Total people recovered
USA 710021 37158 60510
Spain 190839 20002 74797
Italy 172434 22745 42727
France 147969 18681 34420
Germany 141397 4352 83114
UK 108692 14576 N / A
China 82719 4632 77029
Iran 79494 4958 54064
Turkey 78546 1769 8631
Belgium 36138 5163 7961
Brazil 34221 2171 14026
Russia 32008 273 2590

 COVID-19 in India:

In India also, the disease is spreading in a steady rate. The lockdown in our country has been extended till the 3rd of May. The details of COVID-19 damages in India are given below.

  • Total cases in India – 14352
  • Total death cases in India – 486
  • Total people recovered in India – 2041

170 COVID-19 Hotspots in India:

The Indian government is taking huge measures to eliminate COVID-19 from India. Now our government has announced 170 districts all over the country. They are included in the COVID-19 hotspots.

Detailing the government’s action plan against COVID-19, Lav Agarwal (Joint Secretary of Health and Family welfare ministry) underlined that the affected areas have been divided into two zones,

  • Containment zone
  • Buffer zone

The containment zones are the geographical area where the corona positive cases are found. In those areas strict measures are implemented to control the further spread of the disease. If an area has even one case, it is called as containment zone. But if the number of case in that area is very high, then that area is declared as the hotspot.

The buffer zone is the area surrounding the containment zone. In the buffer zone, the new positive cases are likely to appear.

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Work of Rapid Response Team:

The Rapid Response Team (RRT) was formed by the government to map the affected areas.

  • The containment zones are divided into parts having 50 houses each (30 houses in case of difficult areas).
  • A buffer zone is created for surrounding 5km radius (7km radius in rural zones).

As per the officials, this micro plan strategy has yielded some good results.

Classification of Hotspots:

Now the districts in India are classified into 3 categories to control the COVID-19 spread.

  • Hotspot (Red zone) – Large number of corona positive cases
  • Non- hotspots – Less positive cases
  • Green zone – Areas have not recorded new positive cases for some time.

Inclusion Criteria for Hotspot:

The following criteria are recorded for declaring hotspots in India.

  • Highest case load districts contributing to more than 80% of cases in India.
  • Highest case load districts contributing to more than 80% of cases for each state in India.
  • Districts with doubling rate in less than 4 days.

If a district fall in any of the above mentioned cases, it will be declared as a hotspot.

COVID-19 Hotspots

Hotspots in India:

As per the micro plan of Indian government, till now,

  • Hotspots – 170 districts
  • Non-hotspot – 207 districts

If a district does not record new positive case for 28 days, then it will be moved into green zone. Following are the hotspot districts announced b the Indian government.

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  • Delhi: South, South East, Shahdara, West, North, Central, New Delhi, East and South West.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Kurnool, Guntur, Spsr Nellore, Prakasam, Krishna, Y.S.R, West Godavari, Chittoor, Vishakhapatnam, East Godavari and Anantapur.
  • Maharashtra: Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Sangli, Ahmednagar, Yavatmal, Aurangabad, Buldhana, Mumbai Suburban, Nashik.
  • Chandigarh
  • Gujarat: Ahmadabad, Surat, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Vadodara.
  • Karnataka– Belagavi, Mysuru, Bengaluru Urban.
  • Kerala – Kasaragod, Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Madhya Pradesh – Indore, Bhopal, Ujjain.
  • Punjab – Jalandhar, Pathankot.
  • West Bengal – Kolkata, Howrah, 24 Paraganas North, Medinipur East.
  • Rajasthan: Jaipur, Tonk, Jodhpur, Banswara, Kota, Jhunjhunu, Jaisalmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jhalawar, Bharatpur
  • Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Erode, Vellore, Dindigul, Villupuram, Tiruppur, Theni, Namakkal, Chengalpattu, Madurai, Tuticorin, Karur, Virudhunagar, Kanniyakumari, Cuddalore, Thiruvallur, Thiruvarur, Salem, Nagapattinam
  • Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Meerut, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Shamli, Firozabad, Moradabad.
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