Odisha Is Experiencing Decline In Covid Infection Rates, Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: As a welcome relief, Odisha is experiencing a decline in Covid infection rates, said the Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra.

This decline is being experienced since January 12, he added.

Bijay Mohapatra further clarified that, there has not been a decline in the number of Covid testing. Almost everyday, more than 70,000 tests are being carried out all over the state.

In order to know whether we have reached the peak of infections or not, we have to wait for 2-4 more days, said Mohapatra.

During the second wave the experts had estimated that the peak will be sometime around July, but in Odisha the peak was reached during the month of October.

Hence, few days from now shall be the crucial period to know the peak of the infection.

however, he further assured that, in comparison to the rest of the Country, we are at a better juncture.

Both the number of positives and the number of critical patients are comparatively less. It is noteworthy that in the last 24 hours there were 8,520 Covid positives in Odisha.


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