107 new coronavirus cases in GB Nagar; home isolation allowed
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107 new coronavirus cases in GB Nagar; home isolation allowed

Uttar Pradesh government has allowed the home isolation for the asymptomatic patients.

107 new coronavirus cases in GB Nagar; home isolation allowed

Noida: Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Budh Nagar on Monday reported 107 new cases of Covid-19, while one more person succumbed to deadly disease in the last 24 hours, the official data showed.

The tally of overall positive cases in the district now reached to 4,262, while the deaths linked to Covid-19 counted to 40, the health bulletin said.

As many as 68 patients have been discharged during the last 24 hours taking the district tally to 3,200 with a recovery rate of 75.08 per cent, the data showed.

The district’s active cases now counted to 1,011.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has allowed home isolation for the asymptomatic patients with certain guidelines as the state continued to witness a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The step was taken after the government observed that many people are still concealing their illness because of the mandatory institutionalized quarantine for all the positive patients.

As per the guidelines, home isolation would be only allowed after the doctor identifies the patient as asymptomatic. Such cases should have the requisite facility including two bathrooms at their residence for self-isolation and also for quarantining the family contacts.

However, patients suffering from immune compromised status (HIV, transplant recipients, cancer therapy etc) are not allowed for home isolation.

A caregiver should be available to provide care on a 24x7 basis. A communication link between the caregiver and hospital is a prerequisite for the entire duration of home isolation. 

The caregiver and all close contacts of such cases should take Hydroxychloroquine Prophylaxis as per protocol and as prescribed by the treating medical officer. Patients must download Arogya Setu App on mobile and which should remain active at all times, the guideline said.

It further said that such patients would have to procure a kit including a pulse oximeter, thermometer, mask, gloves, sodium hypochlorite solution, and other immunity booster items.

The patient should agree to monitor his health and regularly inform his health status to the District Surveillance Officer.

“The patient will fill in an undertaking on self-isolation and shall follow home quarantine guidelines. The treating doctor should satisfy himself before allowing home isolation,” it read.

“Patient under home isolation would be discharged after 10 days of symptom onset and no fever for three days. Thereafter, the patient would be advised to isolate at home and self-monitor their health for further 7 days. There is no need for testing after the home isolation period is over,” it added.

On Monday, Uttar Pradesh reported 1,924 new cases and 46 deaths in the last 24 hours, the state health department said.

The state tally of active cases now stood at 19,137, while the death toll counted to 1,192. However, in a relief, a total of 30,831 patients have been discharged after recovery.