Contending that the third wave has already started in the US, the UK, Russia, and other countries, he called upon people to take extreme precautions during the upcoming festivals like Janmashtami, Ganeshotsav, Navratri and Diwali to avoid a surge in the cases.
“To protect our children, we need to strictly follow the Covid-19 norms. I appeal people to wear masks, maintain proper hand hygiene routine and practice social distancing. Stay safe and keep children protected," said CM Naveen Patnaik.
BMC Commissioner said the civic body is prepared to face any exigencies in case the third wave hits the State.
When asked whether the rise in the number of Covid infection among children can be attributed to the third wave, Jagdev said that it is too early to draw any conclusion.
Mohapatra, in the letter, asked the district collectors to remain prepared till March 2022.
Except for Khordha, the fully vaccination rate is not enthusing. While Nuapada fares the poorest in Odisha, It is far from satisfactory in Sundargarh and Cuttack - the second wave epicentres
Respiratory infections in (0-5 years) during second wave peak up 3,005 percent, Pneumonia up 1,962 percent and Asthma up 1,038 percent. Moreover, severe underweight children below 5 years detected were at 2.23 lakh
The report said the third wave is already upon us if we look at the rising R value, the reproduction rate of Covid-19, that has increased from 0.9 to 1 over the last week of July.
Releasing his new study based on his mathematical 'model formula', he has said that vaccination has further reduced this risk.
High rate of infections among children and adolescents has become a major cause of concern for the health authorities when Odisha government is preparing for possible third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
A drop in the infection gap between children and the elderly populace shows that they are getting infected faster than elderly in the State. And the reason has been attributed to vaccination of 60+
Of the 1058 new Covid-19 cases, 616 were reported from quarantine centres, 442 are local contact cases and 138 cases are in the age group of 0-18 years.
Odisha government directed the concerned officials to constitute district-level task forces for effective monitoring and supervision of paediatric Covid care in the State in the wake of the third wave
Ahead of a possible third wave of the Covid pandemic, the Odisha government started conducting on-line training sessions for paediatricians, medical officers and staff nurses
People should wear masks and strictly abide by Covid appropriate behaviour, Mohapatra said.
To expedite testing, the government has decided to set up 14 dedicated RT-PCR laboratories in various districts of the State
Odisha is grouped with 5 COVID intensive states like Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur and Chhattisgarh. The central team will analyse trigger points in the State like slowing down of the declining active caseload and daily count. Post Delta+. Only Deogarh sticks to 70:30 RTPCR to RAT
Only 4.6 per cent of the population in India is fully vaccinated, while 20.8 per cent have received one dose, much lower compared to other countries including the US (47.1 per cent), the UK (48.7 per cent), Israel (59.8 per cent), Spain (38.5 per cent), France (31.2), among others.
The Odisha Government is well prepared for the possible third wave of Covid pandemic even though there is no immediate threat of a next wave in the State.
A possible third wave of coronavirus infection can hit its peak between October-November if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed, but it may see half the daily cases recorded during the second surge, said a scientist of a government panel tasked with modelling of COVID-19 cases.
Of the state's 9,16,109 COVID-19 cases so far, 47,776 are children in the age group of 0 to 14 years.
As per studies, the Spike-protein antibodies (Immunoglobulin G or IgG) may last in human body for at least 6-months against the Covid-19 virus. But doctors say test need to be taken after 14-days post recovering from Covid-19 or after vaccination
The third wave of the Covid -19 pandemic can well be predicted before its arrival in Odisha even as the Covid graph is currently showing a downward trend, Director, Health services Director Dr Bijay Moahapatra said on Friday.
NITI Aayog member Dr V. K. Paul on Tuesday said thwarting the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic is in the hands of the people as "it can be stopped if Covid appropriate behaviour is followed, and majority of the people get vaccinated".
The Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 virus can't cause much damage if it is detected at the earliest and infected patients are isolated accordingly.