105 close contacts tested. 79 negative
8,546 homes in cordoned off area around Mulla Talai have been checked. None demand sample testing
Residents of Udaipur have been under continuing stress after a positive case was identified on 2 April and another 3 were identified on 3 April. However, a statement by the CMHO, Udaipur, Dr Dinesh Kharade allows a sigh of relief for Udaipur.
Of the 212 samples tested in Udaipur on April 4, none of the samples except the 4 identified till yesterday, were found positive. Hence 208 of the 212 tested for Novel Coronavirus are negative.
Dr Dinesh Kharade, in his message to media and the residents of Udaipur today evening, said that there are no traces of Community spread in Udaipur and things are under control.
The good news is that none of the 4 tested positives are showing any signs of fever and their condition is improving day by day. They should be well soon and will be released as per the protocol.
He said that subsequent to the identification of the first positive in Mulla Talai on 2 April, the entire area covering a 3km radius from the infected home was cordoned off and curfew was imposed. In all, 8,546 houses in the cordoned off area were tested, and repeat checks were done on 6,380 houses in the last 3 days. This repeat checking will continue for another 11 days. Of the total residents in the area, 63,339 people have been tested by 263 teams over the last three days. None of those tested were having symptoms that called for sample testing for Coronavirus. 880 people were found to have symptoms of cough and cold and were treated by doctors on the spot.
VIDEO MESSAGE FROM Dr DINESH KHARADE
Speaking on the contact tracing of the positive patients, Dr Dinesh said that in all 184 close contacts (within 1 meter) to those infected have been identified, of which 105 belong to Udaipur. Of the 105 tested, 79 have been found to negative and reports of 26 people are pending as on 4 April. Contact tracing activity is continuing. The close contact also include those who were in the train from Indore on March 20.
At the Udaipur district level, Dr Dinesh informed that in all 69,321 people were put under home quarantine. Of these, 7,657 have completed the mandatory 14 period of home quarantine and none of them have shown any symptoms. As of today, 61,664 people are under home quarantine. The district administration and health department have covered 7,50,306 houses in the district and 30,57,681 people have been tested. None of them showed any symptoms that required a sample test for COVID-19.
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