Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Odisha continued to witness a surge in daily Covid-19 cases with 258 fresh infections being detected in the last 24 hours. With this, the active Covid-19 cases tally in the State surged to 1,186.

Meanwhile, one more person succumbed to the infection on Thursday.

As per State Health Department sources, 6,279 samples were tested in the last 24 hours of which 258 came out positive. A total of 3,47,79,702 samples have been tested so far.

The State so far has reported 13,38,468 infections since the outbreak of the pandemic.

In view of the steep rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government has already urged the Centre to provide requisite doses for carrying out the precautionary vaccination drive in the State. 

The State government has requested the Centre to provide at least 50,000 doses of CorBEvax vaccine with long expiry as early as possible.

Earlier, Odisha Public health director Niranjan Mishra had urged people to get tested and start treatment if they develop Covid-19 symptoms after isolating themselves.

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