Bhubaneswar: The current lockdown will help reduce the projected number of Covid-19 cases in Odisha within next five to six days, thereby flattening the Covid-19 curve, say experts.
According to Capital Hospital director Laxmidhar Sahoo, the surge in the number of Covid-19 positive cases will gradually subside in few days due to the 14-day lockdown which has been imposed in the State from May 5.
“Since the number of testing has been increased, the State is registering steep rise in the positive cases in recent times. The trend will continue for the next three to four days and the curve will gradually flatten afterwards,” said Sahoo.
Sahoo urged people to obey the Covid-19 norms strictly to keep the pandemic in check.
“People shouldn’t panic. Lockdown will definitely be effective. People should adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines imposed by the government strictly and stay safe at home. It will help break the chain of the pandemic,” said Sahoo adding that the fatality rate is so far under control in the State.
“If we will curb the infection, the fatality rate will automatically be under control. Hence, people should be very careful,” he cautioned.
Meanwhile, Odisha saw a massive jump in the daily Covid-19 cases on Thursday with as many as 12,238 persons testing positive for the infections. It was the biggest single-day spike in the State ever since the outbreak of the pandemic.
(Edited By Mrunal Manmay Dash)