‘112 persons came in contact with Odisha’s third COVID-19 case’

Bhubaneswar: As many as 112 persons came in contact with the third COVID-19 positive case in Odisha before the concerned person was tested positive for the deadly virus, informed the State government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi here.

Speaking to media persons, Bagchi said of the 112 contacts of the third COVID-19 positive case, 15 could not be traced so far during the contact tracing exercise.

Samples of 11 persons of the total contacts were sent for tests. Out of these, one person was found to be negative for COVID-19 while reports remaining persons are yet to be received, Bagchi added.

He further informed till 12 noon today, 226 samples were sent for tests. Of them three were found to be positive so far. Condition of two COVID-19 positive cases are stable whereas the third positive case is showing improvements in health condition.

A total of 56 suspected cases have been kept in isolation at different hospitals in the State. Total 7,080 persons have registered themselves through COVID-19 portal and helpline-104.

Bagchi added 4,286 returnees from abroad have registered online and 104 helpline whereas 2,794 persons returned from other states to Odisha have registered themselves.

Cattle and poultry feed have been included under the essential items and shops selling them are exempted from the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions imposed by the government. Also grocery stores are allowed to sell cattle and poultry feed, Bagchi said.

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