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Subadh Kumar Nayak

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health and Family Welfare department on Sunday informed that one more COVID-19 patient has recovered from the contagious disease. As on 12th April, 13 COVID patients in the State have been cured.

As per the Health Department, one of the two COVID-19 cases from Kalahandi district has recovered and tested negative for coronavirus. The patient is currently undergoing treatment at Ashwini Covid Hospital in Cuttack and might be discharged soon.

It is worthwhile to mention here that two persons from Kalahandi district had been infected with the coronavirus. The first patient (Odisha's Case-20) had a travel history to Bahrain while the second (Case-45) was a contact of Case-20. The health department is yet to clarify who among these two has recovered from the disease.

Earlier, 12 people had been cured of the disease in the State. The data shared by the health department reveals that 3862 samples have been tested in the State so far, out of which 54 have tested positive for COVID-19 (including 40 active cases, 13 recovery cases, and one death case).

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In a related development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday issued a revised status of government labs for testing of COVID-19 samples. While Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkela has received approval for carrying out COVID tests as per protocol, Burla-based VIMSAR, on the other hand, was included in category-1, which means it does not have required infrastructure and needs State government’s support for setting up the facility.

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Earlier in the day, the State government provided travel history of patient no. 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54 and said that the contact tracing and follow up action is underway.

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