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.