There is a huge rise—69 per cent-- in cases of home isolation of patients with the State Government allowing asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases for opting such facilities.
With the rise in number of COVID-19 infection cases, State Government has allowed the asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic active cases for home isolation.
ACS Health and Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra had issued a detailed guideline in July for both urban and rural areas.
Statistics prove that more and more people felt better in home isolation, including in rural areas.
According to latest official information, as much as 69 per cent—34,418-- of the active cases are in home isolation as on September 16.
Officials said that it is expected, looking at the trend, that more patients will opt for home isolation in near future.
The highest number of home isolation is in Bargarh and Rayagada districts, where 88 per cent of the cases prefered such facility.
Boudh comes second with 86 per cent of active cases opting for home isolation while Nabarangpur and Subarnapur districts with a combined 1774 cases are on the third place with 85 per cent of active cases opting for home care.
According to official sources, home isolation of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic cases are on rise mostly in rural areas of the State.
Nuapada and Angul districts are having 84 per cent of active cases in home isolation, while in Bolangir 83 per cent opted for the facility.
In Koraput 79 per cent of active cases opted home isolation, while in Balasore 78 per cent active cases opted for home isolation.
In Gajapati 76 per cent, Bhadrak 73 per cent, Keonjhar 70 per cent and Mayurbhanj 69 per cent opted for the facility.
In Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Jharsuguda districts nearly 67 per cent opted for home isolation while nearly 66 per cent of the cases opted for home isolation in Puri, Nayagarh and Sundargarh districts followed by nearly 65 per cent in Cuttack district.
Nearly 65 per cent opted for home isolation in Kendrapada, 63 per cent in Kalahandi and 62 per cent in Khordha district, which includes Bhubaneswar.
Home isolation in Khurda as on September 1 was only 32 per cent, which has risen to more than 60 per cent by September 16, officials said.
In Ganjam at least 61 per cent active cases are in home isolation, while in Sambalpur it is 55 per cent, 51 per cent in Jagatsinghpur and Deogarh districts and 46 per cent in Malakangiri district.
Notably, Malkangiri district topped the list with nearly 98 per cent of active cases in home isolation as on September 1.
The lowest 45 per cent cases preferred home isolation in Kandhamal district from where 484 active cases have been reported, officials say.