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Subadh Kumar Nayak

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday reported four more positive cases of novel-Coronavirus infection taking the cumulative figures to 54. The information was shared by the State Health and Family Welfare department.

The Health Department had mentioned that three persons had been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday; however, later it rectified the number and added one more case saying there were some technical issues in the website.

While details of the fresh cases are yet to be revealed, the present cumulative tests stand at 3551, of which 3497 samples have been tested negative.

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With Saturday's four positive cases, the active cases stand at 41 as a total of 12 persons have so far recovered from the disease. While two persons have been discharged from hospital, the State government on Saturday informed that 10 others will be discharged from hospital soon. Apart from that, one person has succumbed to the decease on April 7.

The positive cases in the State touched the 50-mark on Friday after two persons from Bhubaneswar, a 35-year-old woman and 23-year-old male, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The State I&PR department also revealed the details of case number 49 yesterday.

In his routine media briefing on Saturday, Odisha government’s COVID19 spokesperson Subroto Bagchi said that health facilities at the grassroots level have been ramped up with 6,939 temporary medical centres having a total bed capacity of 1, 62,142 across 6798 gram panchayats (GPs) in the State.

Bagchi further informed that every Community Health Centre (CHC) has been provided with Rs 10 lakh each while Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned to each Primary Health Centre (PHC) for arrangement of basic facilities and sanitation.

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