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India witnessed another record daily rise in coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours last with 386,452 news cases and 3,498 deaths, as per the health ministry data updated on Friday morning. With this the total caseload has gone up to over 1.87 crore and the death toll surged to 2.08 lakh. Currently, there are more than 31 lakh active cases while over 1.53 crore people have recovered after testing positive. The country is reeling under a deep healthcare crisis, with hospitals overwhelmed, medicines and oxygen in short supply and people dying without proper getting treatment. As COVID-19 cases surge rapidly at alarming rate in the national capital, overwhelmed hospitals are turning Covid patients away, due to lack of beds, medicines and oxygen. To reduce the crowd in hospitals, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday revised its guidelines for home isolation. It allowed home isolation for immuno-compromised patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms, based on evaluation by doctors. For those in home isolation, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar has shared some diet tips for speedy recovery from COVID-19.
The dietician whose clientele include some of the fittest Bollywood actors, from Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan to Varun Dhawan, suggested people recovering from Covid-19 to follow these five steps:
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In the revised guidelines for home isolation, the Union Health Ministry said that Covid-19 patients with upper respiratory tract symptoms such as sore throat and persistent cough, and oxygen saturation of more than 94 per cent should opt for home isolation. Here are some key points included in the new guidelines for home isolation
Patients should seek medical attention or consultation of their treating physician/surveillance team if they develop four specific symptoms: difficulty in breathing; dip in oxygen saturation (SpO2 less than 94 per cent on room air); persistent pain/pressure in the chest; mental confusion or inability to arouse from deep sleep. The guidelines also recommend caregivers to wear a triple layer medical mask or N95 masks when in the same room with the ill person.
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