Bhubaneswar: After Covid-19 situation in south and western Odisha came under control, the State government has now diverted attention to the coastal districts where the situation is still a reason of concern.
Odisha Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra, while speaking to the media, said, “13 districts, which are in the category B, are on the top focus now. Testing and door to door survey have been ramped up in the areas where daily infections are on rise. New Strategies are being chalked out to arrest the outbreak.”
All the Collectors, CDMOs and other health officials have stayed alert and are taking every possible measure to prevent the spread of the virus, he said.
The infection had first broken out in the western parts of the State during the second wave and gradually spread to interior and coastal pockets. In the same manner, the infection will come down gradually, said Mishra.
The single-day infection has come down to double digit in 18 districts today. The government measures would further help decline the daily infection in the districts reporting triple digits in single-day spike, the top health official said.
The positivity rate currently stands at around 6 per cent in the state. The infection is expected to fall further in the districts witnessing more cases by the end of June, Mishra maintained.
Speaking on ICU management, the public health director said that doctors irrespective of their experiences have ensured a smooth management of ICU in the State by risking their lives.
“Their tireless efforts and works speak now. Due to their services, the Covid mortality has been lessened despite a high infection,” Mishra pointed out.