COVID-19 death toll rises to 117 in India, 4421 cases confirmed

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New Delhi: The government has said on Tuesday that there are 4421 confirmed coronavirus cases and 117 deaths occurred so far. It said 326 persons were cured/discharged after recovery.

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said pre-emptive, proactive and graded measures are being taken along with the states/UTs for the prevention and containment of the deadly disease.

The situation is closely monitored at the highest level, the health ministry report said.

The Ministry has published an updated training resource material and video material for COVID-19 management. This is available at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/.

Three types of facilities shall be set up for various categories of COVID-19 cases:

COVID Care Center (CCC) :

  • Mild or very mild cases or COVID suspect cases. Makeshift facilities. These may be set up in hostels, hotels, schools, stadiums, lodges, both public and private.
  • The existing quarantine facilities could also be converted into COVID Care Centres if the need arises.

Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC):

  • It will offer care for all cases that were clinically assigned as moderate. These should either be a full hospital or a separate block in a hospital with preferably separate entry/exit/zoning. These hospitals would have beds with assured Oxygen support.

Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH):

  • The DCH shall offer comprehensive care primarily for those who have been clinically assigned as severe. This will be fully equipped ICUs, Ventilators and beds with assured Oxygen support.

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