With the State Government allowing asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients for Home isolation there is a rise in cases opting for same facility at Home.
According to latest information 54 Percent of the active cases are in Home Isolation in the State as on 1 September, official sources said.
Out of 28,763 active cases 15,536 have opted for Home isolation on 1 September.
It is expected that at least 60 Percent will opt for Home isolation in near future, looking at the trend, officials say.
Highest Number of Home isolation is in Malkangiri District, where 98 Percent prefer for such facility. Out of 496 active case, 486 are in Home isolation, officials say.
While Malkangiri tops the Home Isolation list, Puri comes second with 85 Percent of active cases opting for Home isolation. In Puri out of 1044 active cases, 892 have opted for Home isolation.
Koraput comes Third so far Home Isolation is concerned with 79 Percent of active cases are opting for Home Care. Out of 820 active case, 648 have opted for Isolation at Home.
Lowest is in Jagatsinghpur, where 28 Percent prefer Home isolation as out of 716 active cases, only 197 prefer Home isolation, officials admit.
With rise in number of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) cases, State Government allowed the asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic active cases may prefer Home isolation.
ACS Health and Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra had issued Detailed Guidelines for both in Urban and Rural areas in July, 2020.
After that Home Isolation for asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases are on rise, mostly in rural areas of the State.
Bargarh District is having 75 Percent of active cases in Home isolation, while Sonepur and Nabarangpur at least 74 Percent opted for Isolation at Home.
Balangir and Jajpur share 72 Percent of active cases Home Isolation , while in Sundergarh 71 Percent active cases opt for Home isolation.
Statistics proves that people are more and more opting for Home Isolation and mostly rural people feel better at Home Isolation.
Interestingly in Khurda, which includes Bhubaneswar only 33 Percent have opted for Home Isolation. Out of 6629 active cases, 2217 have preferred Home isolation.
While more facilities are available for COVID patients, occupation is less in the State.
Take for example, Covid Care Centers (CCC) have 19,530 beds, out of which 3793 are occupied.
COVID Hospitals offer 7843 beds out of which 3850 are occupied so actual occupancy against available facility in these hospitals is less than 50 Percent.
Similarly in case ICU 459 beds are occupied out of 838 ICU beds are available making occupancy at nearly 55 Percent.
While 464 Ventilators are available, utilization is more than 31 Percent, so availability is more than utilization, officials admit.
State Government has taken steps for making more and more facilities available and on 4 September, more number of new COVID Hospitals in both Government and Private Sector and addition of beds and ICUs were approved looking at the rising trend of COVID-19 Pandemic.