According to data from the Health Ministry,the total number of coronavius cases in India gone up to 12380 as 941 fresh Covid-19 infections were reported in the past 24 hours. Data from Health Ministry also showed 37 deaths reported in past 24 hours, taking the overall toll in India to 414. Meanwhile, 1488 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged.
Health Ministry official said that the Districts of the country have been classified into three categories – hot spot districts, non-hot spot districts and green zone districts. He said, Hot spot districts will be those where either large number of cases are being reported or where rate of growth of COVID-19 cases is high. Non hot spot districts will be those where cases are being reported and green zone districts will be those where there is no COVID-19 case.
The official also informed that so far 170 hot spot districts and 207 non hot spot districts have been identified. The official said, Ministry of Health has also issued detailed directions to states regarding Lockdow which has been extended to 3rd of May. He said, Districts have been told to set up dedicated COVID-19 hospitals, health centres and COVID Care Centres. Districts have been told to promote proper pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions and to orient all staff involved in infection control practices and proactively train relevant staff in clinical management.