The State witnessed 18 more fatalities on Monday taking the toll to 8612 while 3329 fresh infections pushed the positive case tally to 1249240.
Mishra said patients suffering from mild to moderate symptoms can stay in home isolation. However, patients who are critical or need oxygen support will have to get admitted, Mishra added.
As far as Covid positivity rate is concerned, situation in Odisha is much better as compared to other states. This was informed by the state Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra on Monday.
After ILS (Institute of Life Sciences) Bhubaneswar confirmed detection of two ‘Omicron’ variant cases in Odisha, state Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra on Tuesday (Dec 21) revealed more information on the newly detected cases.
Amidst the threat of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’, the Odisha Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra on Saturday (Dec 18), warned regarding the definite possibility of a third wave in the state.
The Omicron variant is five times more transmissible than the Delta variant and has spread its tentacles around 70 countries. This information was shared by Odisha’s Public Health director Niranjan Mishra.
Amidst the scare of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’, the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) in Bhubaneswar has confirmed that the new variant has not been detected in any of the 246 COVID19 positive samples.
As state awaits the genome sequencing reports of 246 foreign returnees, Odisha Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra, on Wednesday (Dec 8) informed that four persons who have returned from at-risk countries tested positive for Covid-19.
With the fear of the newly-detected Covid variant ‘Omicron’ gripping the state, Odisha Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra on Thursday (Dec 2) informed that 380 persons have so far returned to Odisha from "at-risk countries".
The Government of India has issued revised guidelines for international travelers in view of Omicron variant of COVID-19.
As schools in Odisha have reopened, the risk of COVID19 spread among the students is a matter of concern. Amid such threat, as many as 53 students of a girls’ high school tested positive for Covid-19 in Sundergarh.
On the occasion of Mental Health Day, Odisha Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra threw light on a crucial phenomenon the state is battling with over the past one and half year.
Director, Public Health, Dr Niranjan Mishra said the State has reported 1000 cases of dengue fever since January this year out of which Bhubaneswar accounts for a maximum of 714 patients
After Covid-19 situation in south and western Odisha came under control, the State government has now diverted attention to the coastal districts where the situation is still a reason of concern.
Even as the single-day Covid case spike has been witnessing ups and downs for the last few days in Odisha, a top health official observed that the overall situation is stable in the State as the daily cases are plataeuing between 10,000 and 12,000 for the last few days.