The Centre has also asked these states to increase the pace of vaccination for all eligible population and accelerate the administration of free precaution doses.
State Health and Family Welfare department Director Bijay Mohapatra today said that post Rath Yatra, Odisha may witness a surge in the number of Covid cases.
While more than 3,000 people are reported to have tested positive, only 31 have been admitted to hospitals. 25 among them are in the ICU after their condition worsened.
According to the data furnished by the Health Department, as many as 49 cases have been detected among 0-18-year-olds.
Khordha reported the highest 189 new cases followed by Cuttack (51), Sundargarh (13), Sambalpur (5), Rayagada (5), Bhadrak (4) and Puri (4). The State Pool registered 41 cases.
Unlike the Delta variant, previously considered to be the main variant of concern in most countries, the dynamics of the Omicron variant showed different characteristics, they said.
While cases have seen a rapid increase, the number of containment zones has more or less remained constant and has not seen any significant increase, the official data shows. The number of such zones has declined from 741 on April 11 to 656 on April 24.
The Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently stands at 0.43 per cent, while the Daily Positivity rate has reported considerable rise at 0.53 per cent. However, Delhi's positivity rate stands at 5.70 per cent as per the health bulletin issued on Wednesday.
Odisha conducts nearly 3-times more tests than Delhi, but daily TPR in the State has been only a fraction
With 414 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has gone up to 18,41,576 so far.
The survey received inputs from 11,743 citizens located in all districts of Delhi and NCR where 67 per cent of the respondents were men and 33 per cent were women.
The district administration has decided to close the temple on January 14 to avoid crowding at the shrine on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a notification stated.
Following the detection of new cases, the Rayagada district administration has declared the college's Hostel A and B as micro containment zones and sealed the premises.
Modifying its previous orders, the BMC on Friday asked the concerned officials to carry out random RTPCR test of passengers who are not in a possession of RTPCR report conducted 72 hours prior to the boarding of the flight.
All the heads of departments shall also continue to ensure that all employees wear masks at all times and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour strictly, the order said.
Warning people about the threat of COVID-19 resurgence during the coming festival and wedding season, Health Ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said, "Please watch your October, November, December."
Covid infections have surged to a mean of 540,000 per day, and a mean of just about 70,000 weekly deaths, the WHO stated this week.
Job market in India is starting to show the effects of the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic. Job creation fell to the lowest in 10 months in April 2021.
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CoVID19 cases in Odisha will take some time to decline as infection has spread to rural areas. According to Health Expert, Dr Niraj Mishra, Odisha is in declining stage, but the rate of decline may not be as fast as Delhi as rural areas in the state have been affected.