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Ramakanta Biswas

With Covid cases once more witnessing a significant surge in Odisha, the State health authorities have began to scale up testing and reactivate infrastructures to stem the spread of the virus.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday announced that Covid test facility has been made available for people in 25 urban primary health centres (UPHCs) and urban community health centres (UCHCs) in the city.

Citizens can avail the testing facility at the centre every day between 9 am and 11.30 am and 5 pm and 7 pm. Besides, Covid test facility is also available between 8 am and 2 pm in Capital Hospital.

The civic body shared the list of the COVID19 testing centres on its Twitter and said, “Get yourselves tested if you have any symptoms.”

Meanwhile, Odisha today witnessed it's recent highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases with 346 persons testing positive for the virus.

Khordha reported the maximum 189 new cases followed by Cuttack (51), Sundargarh (13), Sambalpur (5), Rayagada (5), Bhadrak (4) and Puri (4). The State Pool registered 41 cases.

With the fresh addition, the number of active cases in the State jumped to 1310. As many as 71 new recoveries have been detected in the last 24 hours.

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