The spread of Covid is accelerating in India with 2,82,970 new corona cases recorded on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, taking the tally to a total of 3,79,01,241. This includes 8,961 cases of the Omicron variant. The active cases pan India have now increased to 18,31,000, the highest in 232 days.
On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh reported 17,776 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the active infection tally to 98,238, while 9 deaths were reported. The total death toll in UP is now 22,990.
Noida recorded 1,403 new corona cases on Wednesday. Looking at the numbers, the District Magistrate of Gautam Buddha Nagara has issued some new guidelines.
Covid patients are divided into three categories-
The new guideline divides the covid patients into three categories- Mild, Moderate and Severe.
Mild- According to the revised guidelines, upper respiratory tract symptoms without shortness of breath or hypoxia will be termed as mild, for which ICMR advises home isolation and care. Those who are suffering
from difficulty in breathing, high-grade fever or severe cough lasting for more than five days will be treated as mild covid patients and will be given proper medical attention.
Moderate- The moderate cases will be in which there will be the symptoms like breathlessness with a fluctuating oxygen saturation between 90-93 per cent will be and oxygen support will be provided immediately.
Severe- Respiratory rate over 30 per minute, breathlessness or oxygen saturation lower than 90 per cent will be termed as severe disease and such patients have to be admitted to an ICU as they will need respiratory support, the note said. But the point to be noted is the use of a drug for patients who are not on oxygen support. But as per the new guidelines, the use of EUA or off label use of the tocilizumab drug, use of remdesivir in patients with "moderate to severe" disease and those with no renal or hepatic dysfunction within 10 days of the onset of any symptom, can be used in presence of severe disease preferable within 24 to 48 hours.
Information relative of Covid Protocol
Guidelines for home quarantine
Patients under home isolation will stand discharged and end isolation after at least 7 days have passed from testing positive and no fever for 3 successive days and they shall continue wearing masks. There is no need for re-testing after the home isolation period is over.
Generic preventive measures