Odisha may see surge in COVID-19 cases by next 3-4 weeks: Top health official

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the scares of COVID-19 fourth wave, Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra today cautioned that the infection may surge by next three to four weeks.

The senior heath official said that the state Government is fully prepared for the possible fourth wave in the state. It has adopted all kinds of combative measures, including mass vaccination, to tackle possible spread of the virus.

“In view of rise in cases in few other states amid fears of fourth wave, we have kept all health infrastructure ready to tackle any kind of eventuality in coming days. We have sufficient beds, medical oxygen and medicines. All hospital will immediately be opened, if the infection rises. Collectors have been directed to keep a close watch on situation in the respective districts,” Mohapatra said.

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Currently, the situation in the state is stable. While the daily tally hovers between 10 and 20, the positivity rate has remained low for the last 15 days. Moreover, there is zero hospitalization. People should strictly follow all COVID guidelines, including mask-wearing to prevent spread of the virus, the official added.

Today, India’s daily tally breached 3000-mark with 3,303 fresh infections reported in the 24 hours.

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