Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha witnessed a record spike of 8386 Covid-19 cases, the chief of Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET), CBK Mohanty on Thursday said that the Covid curve is now on a flattening mode as the State reported 6,998 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours.
“If we look at the daily count of Covid cases, the tally breached the 8,000 mark yesterday and the graph witnessed a drop today. The fluctuation in daily cases is just like a wave, sometimes it rises and sometimes it sees a drop. Hence, it seems that Odisha is heading towards flattening of the Covid-19 curve. We should hope the trend is maintained as nobody can predict whether it will rise again or not,” said Mohanty.
Mohanty said that everybody needs to take all precautions and follow Covid appropriate behaviour strictly. “At present there is no need to panic as the State is well prepared in the ongoing fight against Covid-19,” said the DMET chief.
Odisha on Thursday reported 6,998 Covid-19 cases while 12 patients succumbed to the disease.
According to Mohanty, the fatality due to Covid-19 is much less as compared to other States in the country. Many casualties that are being reported are due to other health complications with Covid-19 (other than covid), he added.
As per the data released by the I & PR Department, Khordha district reported maximum 919 cases while 517 cases were reported from Cuttack district on Thursday.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)