[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As many 1,00,030 migrant workers have returned to Odisha from other states so far by trains, buses and other vehicles, the State government informed on Thursday. According to the State government, 11,487 Odia people have returned to Odisha today.
The recovery numbers in Odisha touched 158 on Thursday after the State Health and Family Welfare Department informed that 15 more patients have been discharged from hospital in the State. All the recovery cases reported were from Jajpur district.
Earlier, Odisha reported 86 new COVID-19 cases today, out of which 42 cases were detected in Ganjam, nine cases in Bhadrak, two in Sundergarh, three in Khurda district and 13 from Kendrapara district. With this, the positive count in Odisha rose to 624.
On the other hand, the State Health Department has now decided to rope in private players to conduct testing at a faster rate. Health Minister Naba Das on Thursday informed that since ICMR has already given a green signal to begin testing at private laboratories, the government is going to begin testing at Bolangir, Koraput & Baripada on May 16, May 23 & May 31, respectively.
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