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  • The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) will issue detailed guidelines in a day or two

  • Pressure on hospitals has come down gradually due to a downward trend in the daily corona graph

  • The single-day positive cases in Odisha have been on a declining trend while the death rate is still on a surge

Bhubaneswar: With the extended lockdown coming to end on June 17 amid a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government is likely to come up with a comprehensive plan to begin the unlock process in a day or two, said a top health official on Tuesday.

"The government is analysing the data of last 15 days. The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) will issue detailed guidelines in a day or two," Health Services director Bijay Mohapatra told mediapersons.

He further added situation is being monitored at every place across the State. Pressure on hospitals has come down gradually due to a downward trend in the daily corona graph. Adequate numbers of beds are available now across the State, he said.

The requirement of general beds has reduced while 56% ICU beds are occupied now, Mohapatra informed.

Surveillance is being carried out at the places reporting more positive cases. Testing has been ramped up at these places and people being infected with the Covid-19 virus are being isolated to prevent further spread, he maintained.

The single-day positive cases in Odisha have been on a declining trend while the death rate is still on a surge. The State reported 3444 new positive cases with 42 fatalities in last 24 hours.

The positive tally in the State climbed to 8,59,526 while the death toll jumped to  3,388 in the State.

A total of 1,942 cases were reported from quarantine centres, while the remaining 1,463 were local transmission cases detected on Tuesday.

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