The number of identified Corona casein Odisha increased to five after a 60 years old man tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The previous confirmed Corona case had come a day before.
As per the official information, the latest COVID-19 patient was undergoing treatment in the AIIMS Bhubaneswar for multiple ailments. He belongs to Bhubaneswar.
A 60-year-old person of Surya Nagar Bhubaneswar with multiple co-morbid conditions admitted at AIIMS Bhubaneswar tested positive for COVID. This is the 5th COVID positive case in the state, tweets Health and Family Welfare department Odisha.
As of 1st April, Odisha has found 5 COVID patients from 900 sample tests over three weeks. On Wednesday there were 290 tests to get the fifth one confirmed.
With five COVID cases, Odisha seems to be doing well till now in the fight against the epidemic. But, the next two weeks are going to be crucial, cautioned Subrat Bagchi, the COVID spokesman of Odisha government. He said, given states across the country are experiencing a sharp hike in Corona cases Odisha needs to stay alert. Tamil Nadu witnessed 110 new cases to take its Corona tally to 234 in a day. States like Hyderabad and Delhi got 50+ corona cases in 24 hours.
As the five cases surfaced so far have travel history, Odisha is well within the limit of local transmission. It is another matter of relief for Odisha since 15 Nizamuddin Markaz returnees came out safe in the COVID test. However, the results of the other 7 are awaited.
The Nizamuddin Markaz has contributed significantly to the sudden spike in the numbers of COVID patients in the country. As many as 424 new cases added in the last 24 hours to take the tally to 2059.
As far as the national COVID scenario is concerned, the number of positive cases counts 2059 by Wednesday, out of which 1831 are active and 169 have recovered. The death toll in COVID-19 counts 56 by Wednesday.
To counter the CORONA onslaught the Odisha government had imposed lockdown in three phases before the 21-days-total-lockdown by the center came on the 25th March.