Bhubaneswar: At a time when the rising COVID-19 cases are giving jitters to many across Odisha, the curve seems to be flattening in the Smart City, said Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary on Tuesday.
“COVID-19 scenario in Bhubaneswar is now on plateau mode. As per studies across the world, there is usually a peak, plateau and decline. We hope that the same trend will be in Bhubaneswar as well,” said Chaudhary.
The BMC Commissioner further informed that the Capital city used to report around 400 to 500 COVID-19 cases per day but it has come down to 300 to 325 cases per day.
“The COVID-19 cases are now plateauing and ICMR study also suggests that the graph will decline further. With all things open, we are managing the situation and hopefully COVID-19 cases will come down gradually,” Chaudhary added.
As per the official data, Bhubaneswar has so far reported 18,898 COVID-19 cases (till September 21). Of the total cases, 3874 are active cases while 14,942 positives have already recovered. The COVID-19 death toll in Bhubaneswar stood at 68 till yesterday.
Meanwhile, 4189 new COVID-19 cases reported from the different parts of the State today. Of the new cases, Khordha district reported the highest 712 COVID-19 cases followed by Cuttack (586), Sundergarh (201) and Jajpur (187).
Of the 712 cases from Khodha district, 345 cases were reported from Bhubaneswar today.
Update on newly detected #COVID19 cases in the last 24 hrs under the BMC area on 22nd Sep 2020(till 9am).
Further contact tracing is still continuing.
Primary contacts & nearby houses are being quarantined, sanitized & will be under active surveillance. pic.twitter.com/mqktLmAMP7
— BMC (@bmcbbsr) September 22, 2020