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COVID-19 Cases In Bhubaneswar Rise To 220, Private Hospital Sealed

Bhubaneswar: The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the Capital city jumped to 220 following the detection of 22 more positives in the last 24 hours. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today informed that of the new cases, 19 are local contacts while three are home quarantine cases.

Currently, the total number of active cases in Bhubaneswar is 103, while three have succumbed to the virus so far.

Besides, as many as 15 persons recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries in the Smart city to 113.

Check details of the COVID-19 positive cases:

COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar

On the other hand, the BMC today sealed a private hospital in Mancheswar area for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines and issued show cause notice to the hospital authorities.

As per reports, 27 COVID-19 cases have been detected from the hospital due to non-compliance of the government’s prescribed guidelines.

All other employees of the hospital and direct contacts have been quarantined and tested. Besides, premises of the concerned health facility have been sanitised, informed BMC.

“We think the hospital staff violated the COVID-19 guidelines while treating a positive patient that led to the spread of the infection,” said Pramod Prusty, zonal deputy commissioner, BMC.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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