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World Health Organisation Lauds Uttar Pradesh’s COVID-19 Management, Says State Government

An official release by the Yogi Adityanath government quoted WHO Country Representative by Roderico Ofrin who said the state’s strategic response of increasing contact tracing efforts to mitigate coronavirus spread is exemplary

World Health Organisation Lauds Uttar Pradesh's COVID-19 Management, Says State Government
Highlights
  • WHO official lauded Uttar Pradesh government for tracing high-risk contacts
  • 800 medical officers were deployed in UP for prevention of COVID infection
  • Medical officers examined 58,000 people between August 1 to August 14

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has been lauded for its Covid-19 management strategy by the global health body, World Health Organization (WHO), the state government said on Tuesday (November 17). An official release by the Yogi Adityanath government quoted WHO Country Representative by Roderico Ofrin who said the state’s strategic response of increasing contact tracing efforts to mitigate coronavirus spread is exemplary. The WHO’s official appreciated the chief minister and the Uttar Pradesh state government for tracing high-risk contacts and setting a good example for the rest of the country to follow, the government press release said.

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Despite being the most populated state in the country, the state government in collaboration with the WHO has been successful enough in minimizing the surge of Covid-19 in the state. The Uttar Pradesh government, together with the WHO, had initiated a large-scale contact tracing process to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection,” the state government release said.

The Uttar Pradesh government has for the upcoming Chhath Puja already issued alerts across all the districts for special precautions keeping in mind Covid-safety protocol, the release said.

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This level of high-risk contact tracing of positive Covid-19 patients was achieved through 70,000 healthcare workers that worked across the state, said State Development Officer of Uttar Pradesh, Dr Vikasendu Aggarwal.

The people who had come in direct contact with Covid-19 patients have actively got themselves contact traced. Hence, the pace of Covid-19 growth in the state has slowed down. The WHO medical officials had supervised the contact tracing process being done by the UP government. The WHO has praised the government’s efforts, Dr Aggarwal added.

The National Public Health Department’s Monitoring Project of the UP government, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, deployed 800 medical officers in 75 districts for prevention of COVID-19 infection, which examined 58,000 people between August 1 to August 14.

WHO’s field monitoring advisor, Ajay Srivastava said that due to fear of COVID-19 infection, people were hiding health information. In such a situation, the team of medical officers generated awareness of the pandemic.

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Madhup Bajpai, regional team leader, Uttar Pradesh Region, WHO-NPSP (National Police Surveillance Project), said that 93 per cent of the high-risk contacts were traced and screened. However, contact tracing of seven per cent of the infected patients was not successful. At the same time, there were 17 districts where 10 percent of the high-risk people could not get the contact test. Later, contact testing and awareness programs were started. The government deployed more teams to strengthen surveillance activities in high-case load districts.

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World

22,90,75,864Cases
19,16,26,474Active
3,27,49,574Recovered
46,99,816Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,90,75,864 and 46,99,816 have died; 19,16,26,474 are active cases and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 3:56 am.

India

3,35,04,534 26,115Cases
3,09,5758,606Active
3,27,49,574 34,469Recovered
4,45,385 252Deaths
In India, there are 3,35,04,534 confirmed cases including 4,45,385 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,09,575 and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,24,498 2,583

45,229 1,281

63,40,723 3,836

1,38,546 28

Kerala

45,24,158 15,692

1,67,578 6,623

43,32,897 22,223

23,683 92

Karnataka

29,68,543 677

14,386 1,025

29,16,530 1,678

37,627 24

Tamil Nadu

26,47,041 1,661

16,984 15

25,94,697 1,623

35,360 23

Andhra Pradesh

20,39,529 839

14,388 311

20,11,063 1,142

14,078 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,680 11

194 4

16,86,599 15

22,887

West Bengal

15,62,173 524

7,810 96

15,35,699 608

18,664 12

Delhi

14,38,517 20

379 8

14,13,053 28

25,085

Odisha

10,20,754 510

4,947 96

10,07,666 600

8,141 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,094 38

297 7

9,91,234 43

13,563 2

Rajasthan

9,54,263 9

91 10

9,45,218 19

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,737 14

133 3

8,15,522 17

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,402 8

96 0

7,81,789 8

10,517

Haryana

7,70,746 13

340 6

7,60,598 7

9,808

Bihar

7,25,901 7

69 1

7,16,173 8

9,659

Telangana

6,63,662 208

4,991 14

6,54,765 220

3,906 2

Punjab

6,01,323 59

307 10

5,84,517 38

16,499 31

Assam

5,98,423 455

4,984 72

5,87,632 517

5,807 10

Jharkhand

3,48,125 9

55 1

3,42,937 10

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,393 11

267 6

3,35,736 17

7,390

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,069 128

1,461 32

3,22,191 159

4,417 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,140 234

1,616 54

2,11,871 177

3,653 3

Goa

1,75,583 85

810 36

1,71,478 48

3,295 1

Puducherry

1,25,517 54

867 56

1,22,818 109

1,832 1

Manipur

1,18,673 178

2,183 6

1,14,658 183

1,832 1

Tripura

83,905 51

346 10

82,750 40

809 1

Mizoram

81,460 1,731

15,140 1,008

66,057 721

263 2

Meghalaya

79,667 174

1,896 5

76,391 168

1,380 1

Chandigarh

65,188 7

41 4

64,329 3

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,126 56

410 12

53,444 67

272 1

Sikkim

30,971 16

654 59

29,937 74

380 1

Nagaland

30,907 43

467 17

29,786 59

654 1

Ladakh

20,737 7

138 4

20,392 3

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 1

10,666 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,359 3

8 3

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,600

13 0

7,458

129

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