What is a Coronavirus Hotspot?

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What is a Coronavirus Hotspot?
What is a Coronavirus Hotspot?

New Delhi : In India, the number of positive coronavirus cases is rising steadily despite several measures being taken by the Centre and State Government, including the strict lockdown.

To tackle this, the government has come up with an idea of identifying the coronavirus hotspots and then act positively to ensure no spread of the virus from those regions.

A coronavirus hotspot is considered an area where more than 10 positive cases are registered as a cluster. "Normally we define any area where there are more than 10 cases as a cluster. Places, where there are several clusters, are treated as hotspots. Sometimes the cases are localised, sometimes so widespread that the entire city has to be covered," a source in the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme told the Indian Express.

Currently, the government has identified 10 coronavirus hotspots in the nation - Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin in Delhi, Noida and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Kasaragod and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Bhilwara in Rajasthan, and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.