As per SUTRA model creator Prof Agarwal, the contact rate or the Rt value in the country need to be brought down to 0.33 -0.35. This will then prevent the third wave. The Rt value in over 15-districts in Odisha is in the range of 0.9-1.5. No single district has Rt value of around 0.5
State Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra said though the situation is gradually returning to normalcy, people should adhere to all Covid protocols as the next three months are crucial.
Odisha is busy in its war against the ongoing second wave. It is equally important to consider planning and working on strategies to face the third wave at this juncture.
By June 7, as many as 63 genomes of 'Delta Plus' variant have been identified across the globe. Out of these, 6 cases were reported from India. If the numbers are compared, we are safe and therefore is no need to be scared.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday emphasised imparting training to doctors and healthcare workers in special paediatric care in view of a possible third wave of COVID-19.