One lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in Odisha in last two days: State govt

Bhubaneswar: Achieving another significant milestone, the Odisha government has conducted one lakh tests within last two days. In a statement, the government said it is close to cross the significant milestone of one million total tests.

The positivity rate in the State has come down drastically from 9.2% a month back to 5.5% on August 16, the statement read.

Ganjam district leads the tests with 14,953 tests in two days, which is more than many states in the country. The positivity rate continues to fall in Ganjam to 3.6%. This is a huge improvement in the situation of the district compared to few weeks back, it stated.

The statement also claimed the fatality rate in Odisha continues to be among the lowest in the country at around 0.58%. It indicates the strength of the dedicated Covid care system of hospitals and covid care centres and homes established across the State in every district, it read.

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