In view of the prevailing Covid19 situation in the state, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra has warned people to be careful during the festive season. Speaking about the rising R-value over last two days, Mohapatra said that there are other two parameters, which are severity and rate of hospitalisation.
Even though positivity rate seems to be declining in Odisha, the capital city’s caseload still remains high. Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Oct 11) said that around 40 per cent of Odisha’s daily Covid-19 infections are from Bhubaneswar.
The festive season has kicked off. And for the administration and health department in Odisha, combating Covid-19 will be the biggest challenge.
Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Friday (Oct 8), warned against a rise in Covid-19 cases in the state during the month of December.
While experts have warned of a possible arrival of the third wave of Covid-19 in India, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Sept 27) opined that there are less chances of its severity in Odisha.
To expedite testing, the government has decided to set up 14 dedicated RT-PCR laboratories in various districts of the State
The cases are revolving around a particular figure in the two cities, he said attributing the phenomenon to the regular movement of outsiders to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Sources said that the Covid situation has come under control in most of the districts with a drastic dip in the daily cases. Still, some coastal regions including Puri, Cuttack and Khurdha of which State Capital Bhubaneswar is a part, are still a reason for concern.
The State Health Department of Odisha has appealed to the people to take Covid-19 vaccine shot as early as possible and adhere to the appropriate Covid protocols ahead of a possible third wave of the pandemic that has already hit other countries.
The Covid-19 virus can enter the body through nose and mouth despite development of antibodies due to vaccination or exposure to the virus, warned Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra.
With the extended lockdown coming to end on June 17 amid a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government is likely to come up with a comprehensive plan to begin the unlock process in a day or two, said a top health official on Tuesday.
The Odisha government is mulling over relaxing certain lockdown curbs in districts having less than 5 per cent infection rate while the restrictions will continue in districts having 10 per cent or more rate of infection.
As the chain of covid transmission is fast spreading to rural areas, the government has shifted attention to the villages in a bid to arrest the rising trend of infection.
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