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COVID-19: Mapping Hospitals and Testing Centers in Tamilnadu Using QGIS

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The number of COVID cases continuing to rise all across the globe. The Novel Coronavirus disease was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. It is now officially known as COVID-19. It is an infectious disease. It spreads from person to person.

The first person affected by corona was in Wuhan, China. In India, the first person affected by coronavirus infection was founded on January 30, 2020, in Kerala, with a travel history from Oman. The first person affected by Corona in Tamil Nadu on March 08, 2020 with travel history from abroad.

Day by day, affected cases are increasing all over the world, and using QGIS Software is used to track the spread of the disease. It portrays the current status of corona affected, death, and cured cases.

COVID-19 – Key Points Covered

  • Current status of Coronavirus Spread 
  • e pass application form for emergency travel and services
  • All district website links to get Epass application 
  • Volunteer registration form for all districts and Tamilnadu volunteer registration form to help.
  •  Aarogya Setu App and QR code to self -diagnosis

The QGIS Cloud Map contains the details of the current positive cases, deaths, and cured cases of COVID 19. Hospitals that are currently treating the disease and test centers with address, working hours, and contact number. Hover on the symbols shown on the map to acquire the information. To know the district wise current status, click on this link to have a clear view of respective regions.  

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Colour codes for Districts

The districts are differentiated based on the number of cases using color codes such as Red, Green, Orange. 

The red zone represents that many cases in these districts. The red zone districts are Chennai, Tiruvallur Ranipet, Kancheepuram, Chengalpettu, Vellore, Villupuram, Tirupathi, Cuddalore, Perambalur, Selam, Namakkal, Erode, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Theni, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Tuticorin, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari

In orange zones, districts have limited or fewer corona cases for the past 14 days. Nilgiris, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Kllakurichi, Ariyalur, Pudukkottai, Sivagangai are the districts under the orange zone. Limited activities are allowed by the government in these areas. Krishnagiri, a district from the green zone, had entered the orange zone a few days ago. Green zone districts represent that there are no corona cases over a long time. 

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A District which has twenty or more cases, it is considered as a red zone in Tamil Nadu. If the district has ten to twenty cases, it falls under Orange zones. Green zone will consider safe with no corona cases reported in the district. 

With limited transportation, national lockdowns are becoming hard to resist. For emergencies, the government provides the Epass for vehicles for travel inside the contaminated zones. You can use this link to get the application form to travel in emergencies. To know the details needed for epass click here. 

Each district has respective links to get epass application, door delivery of grocery items, mobile vegetable vendors, Registration form for volunteering during COVID-19. Here is a list of links to all the districts in Tamilnadu.

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Mapping The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak – Real-Time Tracking with GIS and Analysis

List of Volunteer Registration links for Districts in Tamilnadu

No

Districts Of Tamilnadu 

Volunteer registration form

1

Ariyalur

Registration Link

2

Chennai

Registration Link

3

Coimbatore 

Registration Link

4

Cuddalore

Registration Link

5

Dharmapuri 

Registration Link

6

Dindigul

Registration Link

7

Erode 

Registration Link

8

Kancheepuram

Registration Link

9

Kanyakumari 

Registration Link

10

Karur

Registration Link

11

Krishnagiri

Registration Link

12

Madurai 

Registration Link

13

Nagapattinam

Registration Link

14

Namakkal

Registration Link

15

Perambalur

Registration Link

16

Pudukottai

Registration Link

17

Ramanathapuram

Registration Link

18

Salem

Registration Link

19

Sivagangai

Registration Link

20

Thanjavur

Registration Link

21

Nilgiris

Registration Link

22

Theni

Registration Link

23

Thiruvallur

Registration Link

24

Thiruvannamalai 

Registration Link

25

Tirunelveli 

Registration Link

26

Thiruvarur

Registration Link

27

Thoothukudi

Registration Link

28

Tiruchirappalli 

Registration Link

29

Tiruppur

Registration Link

30

Vellore

Registration Link

31

Villupuram

Registration Link

32

Virudhunagar

Registration Link

33

Kallakurichi

Registration Link

34

Tenkasi

Registration Link

35

Chengalpattu

Registration Link

36

Tirupathur 

Registration Link

37

Ranipet 

Registration Link

If you need any help or willing to help the public in Tamilnadu, you can use this registration to join the government to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Aarogya Setu App

Aarogya Setu AppAarogya Setu App is an application that helps to trace the disease to combat coronavirus. The Government of India developed the app. It helps to make the self -diagnosis. In this app, we can see the latest updates, and we can store the epass for emergency travel. We can download this app from google play store or Download using this link and get the Scan QR code for the Aarogya Setu app.

Conclusion

Coronavirus disease affects the respiratory organs and even cause death. No vaccines have been discovered to cure coronavirus Disease. But, there is ongoing research to find the vaccine to cure the COVID-19. The spread can be controlled by maintaining social distance and wearing a face mask. It is essential to follow the advice of the government to make Tamilnadu or India COVID free. Stay home. Stay safe! 

Subha did research, plus Vishnu Durga‘s idea was used to create the map in this article from Agira’s GIS department. Special thanks to Wasim Akram for help with the data validation.

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