In medical terms- this phenomenon is known as R-naught-or R0
The ongoing 21-day lockdown and practising social distancing was necessary to contain COVID-19 spread, said the JS
‘Need lockdown, social distancing to contain infection’“If we take the ‘R0’ to be 2.5 then one positive person can infect 406 people in 30 days, if the lockdown and social distancing measures are not in place, but if social exposure is reduced by 75 percent then that one sick person will only be able to infect only 2.5 persons,” Agarwal said and added that the ongoing 21-day lockdown and practising social distancing was necessary.
‘Leveraging smart infrastructure, cities developing predictive analytics’Leveraging the smart infrastructure, cities are developing predictive analytics using heat maps and taking action in monitoring the movements (using geo-fencing) as well as periodic health status of suspected cases, said Agarwal.
Reviewing the strategy of cluster containment, the bureaucrat added that the strategy is producing positive results, especially in Agra, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Pathanamthitta, Bhilwara and East Delhi. He also added that Smart Cities are ensuring collaborated efforts to monitor the suspected cases of COVID-19. Adding further he said that the government has managed to build three kinds of centres exclusively for COVID-19 management.
#IndiaFightsCorona: Till now 326 persons have been recovered and discharged. 4421 confirmed cases of #COVID19 so far (354 new cases reported in last 24 hours) 117 deaths reported (since last one day 8 additional deaths have been reported) : @MoHFW_INDIA media briefing pic.twitter.com/LqK2EtJFMH— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) April 7, 2020
- COVID-19 care centres for mild cases and suspect cases will include schools, colleges, hotels converted into quarantine facilities. It will have one hospital in the vicinity to recommend patients with more severe symptoms to other care facilities.
- Dedicated covid Health centres For cases showing moderate symptoms will have full hospitals or dedicated block in hospital with separate entry/exit.Every bed must have oxygen support system.
- Dedicated COVID-19 hospitals for critical cases and ageing patients- Full hospitals or dedicated block in hospital with separate entry/exit. Every bed must have oxygen support system fully equipped ventilators and ICU facilities.