Bhubaneswar: Even though Odisha is witnessing a slight dip in the COVID-19 daily tally for the last three days, the state registered a record-high of over 1.15 lakh positive cases in the month of September.
As per official data, in the last 30 days, the deadly virus infected as many as 1, 15, 573 persons in the state and claimed lives of 350 persons. In the last seven days, 120 patients succumbed to the disease.
In August, 71,771 people in the state contracted the virus in 31 days and 27,917 of them were local contact cases. Besides, 306 patients lost the battle against the virus and died during the period.
It is pertinent to mention here the state witnessed over 4,000 positive cases everyday from September 14 to September 26, except September 15. The tally was 3645 on September 15. However, the daily caseload started to decrease from September 26 with detection of below 4,000 single-day cases since then. Today, 3443 fresh cases and 14 deaths were reported in the state taking the total count to 2,19,119 and 842, respectively.
Speaking on the current scenario during the proceedings of Odisha Assembly today, Health Minister Naba Das said the situation continues to remain grim in the state and more awareness on the deadly disease is the need of the hour. The Minister also thanked all Corona Warriors for their consistent service in the battle against the virus.
During the second day of the Monsoon Session today, Opposition BJP moved an adjournment motion notice over the state Government’s alleged failure in COVID-19 management.