There came 218 new Covid cases in Odisha today. It is the fifth day in a row when Odisha saw above 200 cases in a day. As result, the active caseload in the state is on the rise in the second phase of Corona. Odisha, as of today, has 1837 corona patients in the active state. The number had dropped to 577 on March 16 after it had reached the peak of 34 thousand in September.
Since the first Covid case appeared on March 16 last year, Odisha has traced 340620 infections till now. As many as 336809 patients have recovered also. With 98.9 per cent Odisha boasts an impressive recovery rate. Other Covid parameters – 0.6 fatalities and 0.78 confirmation rate, are within control. Yet, the Odisha government is careful against the second wave. It has been updating the Covid protocols from time to time. The religious functions in April are restricted to the public gathering.