Nagpur : The second capital of the state, Nagpur saw a sharp hike in coronavirus cases as 54 fresh cases have been added in the last 24 hours. With these new cases now the tally has risen to 680 in the city.
According to available information, among the fresh positive cases of novel coronavirus, 39 are from a single quarantine centre in north Nagpur locality. These people are basically from different areas of central Nagpur and kept in institutional quarantine centre at Jaripatka. In Nagpur, as many as 13 people died of COVID-19.
In Nagpur district, barring a few coronavirus positive patients, nobody is kept in ICU. They are kept in isolation, and after ten days get recovered, claims a senior medical officer.
Meanwhile, the tribal district of Gadchiroli district is now set to implement the TrueNat system, as per the guidelines of the Indian council of medical research (ICMR), for comprehensive screening of Covid-19. The portable TrueNat diagnostic machine, the latest induction in the arsenal to fight Covid-19 for the Maoist-affected district, was inaugurated by guardian minister Vijay Wadettiwar in presence of the collector Dipak Singla and Civil surgeon Dr Anil Kumar Rudy.
The apex body of medical research in India had approved the diagnostic machine for Gadchiroli which has a testing capacity of 22 samples within 24 hours. The district administration, which has 20 active patients now, is also mulling a full-fledged pathology laboratory for RT-PCR testing for COVID confirmation. The proposal has now been sent to the AIIMS, Nagpur, which has been designated as the mentor laboratory for Vidarbha. The district administration would send a final proposal for the approval of a dedicated COVID pathological laboratory in the district soon.