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  • Asymptomatic patients usually recover with minimal intervention: MoHFW
  • Patients should always use a triple-layer medical mask: MoHFW
  • No need to repeat the test once the period of home isolation is over: MoHFW

New Delhi: As the surge fueled by the Omicron variant has resulted in more than 90,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, 56% more than the 58,097 cases the day before, the Department of Health and Welfare -being family (MoHFW) on Wednesday released revised guidelines setting out home isolation rules for mild and asymptomatic cases clarifying the criteria, the precautions that should be followed by these patients and their families and the signs to watch for and when to see a doctor. doctor.

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Here are the main highlights of the new guidelines:

  1. The home isolation period for mild / asymptomatic COVID-19 patients has been reduced from 10 to seven days. Patients will be released and end their isolation after at least seven days after testing positive. The period of home isolation will end when the patient does not have a fever for three consecutive days after going negative.
  2. The patient should be clinically classified as mild / asymptomatic by the attending physician.
  3. Asymptomatic contacts of infected individuals do not need to undergo a Covid test and monitor their health in home quarantine.
  4. A designated contact number for the control room at the district / sub-district level should be provided to the family. He will provide appropriate advice to undertake testing, clinical management, hospital bed allocation.
  5. There is no need to retest once the period of home isolation is over, suggests the new directive.
  6. Such cases should have the necessary facilities at their residence for self-isolation and for quarantining family contacts.
  7. A fully immunized caregiver should be available to provide 24/7 patient care.
  8. Patients over the age of 60 will only be allowed to be isolated at home after an appropriate assessment by the attending physician. The same will be the case for patients with comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, heart / kidney / lung / liver disease.

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World

29.76.48.051Case

25,78,42,128active

3.43.41.009Restored

54 64 914Death

The coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total number of confirmed cases worldwide is 29.76.48.051 and 54 64 914 is dead; 25,78,42,128 are active cases and 3.43.41.009 recovered on January 6, 2022 at 3:39 a.m.

India

3 51 09 286 90 928Case

2.85.401 71,397active

3.43.41.009 19,206Restored

4 82 876 325Death

In India there are 3 51 09 286 confirmed cases, including 4 82 876 death. The number of active cases is 2.85.401 and 3.43.41.009 recovered on January 6, 2022 at 2:30 a.m.

Status details

State Case active Restored Death
Maharashtra

67,57,032 26,538

91 204 21,199

65,24,247 5 331

1.41.581 8

Kerala

52 63 415 4,801

23,607 2,730

51,90,913 1,813

48 895 258

Karnataka

30 17 572 4,246

17,443 3 882

29 61 772 362

38,357 2

Tamil Nadu

27 60 449 4,862

16,577 4 165

27.07.058 688

36 814 9

Andhra Pradesh

20 78 376 434

1,848 332

20.62.029 102

14 499

Uttar pradesh

17,16,132 2,036

5 158 1 985

16.88.058 51

22 916

West Bengal

16 78 323 14,022

33,042 7,567

16 25 454 6,438

19,827 17

Delhi

14 74 366 10 665

23,307 8,418

14 25 938 2 239

25 121 8

Odisha

10.57.876 1216

3,896 1,076

10,45,514 138

8 466 2

Chhattisgarh

10.12 128 1,615

4,562 1,585

9 93 961 29

13,605 1

Rajasthan

9.60,453 1,883

5,016 1,833

9.46.470 48

8 967 2

Gujarat

8 40 643 3 350

10,994 3,113

8 19 523 236

10.126 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,95,363 594

1,544 515

7,83,284 78

10,535 1

Haryana

7.79.018 2 176

6 059 2,000

7 62 893 176

10 066

Bihar

7.30.425 1,659

3,698 1475

7 14 631 184

12,096

Telangana

6 85 543 1,520

6 168 1310

6.75.341 209

4,034 1

Assam

6,22,488 591

3 326 391

6 12 988 196

6 174 4

Punjab

6.08.723 1796

4,434 1,748

5.87.632 44

16 657 4

Jharkhand

3 61 518 3,553

10 990 3 309

3 45 379 244

5 149

Uttarakhand

3.46.468 505

1000 346

3 38 048 159

7 420

Jammu and Kashmir

3 42 419 418

1,819 278

3.36.070 140

4,530

Himachal Pradesh

2,29,787 374

1216 357

2 24 691 16

3,880 1

Goa

1 83 795 1002

3,718 955

1 76 551 46

3,526 1

Mizoram

1,43,193 502

2,572 410

1 40 067 91

554 1

Pondicherry

1 29 692 73

278 64

1 27 533 9

1,881

Manipur

1 25 905 27

268 11

1,23,629 14

2,008 2

Tripura

85,297 83

278 77

84 190 6

829

Meghalaya

84 931 50

145 48

83,301 2

1,485

Chandigarh

66,493 229

665 165

64,748 63

1,080 1

Arunachal Pradesh

55,407 32

75 30

55,050 2

282

Sikkim

32 543 13

65 8

32,069 5

409

Nagaland

32,216 6

64 2

31,450 4

702

Ladakh

22 349 28

257 8

21 871 35

221 1

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

10,705 4

14 4

10 687

4

Lakshadweep

10,419

3 0

10 365

51

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 824 25

91 17

7,604 8

129