While the entire country is observing PM Modi’s ‘9 minutes at 9 pm’ call to show solidarity in the nation’s fight against the darkness of Covid-19, Odisha recorded 16 more positive cases of novel-Coronavirus infection.
State Health and Family Welfare department informed that 16 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Bhubaneswar which has now become the hotspot of the Coronavirus infection in the entire State. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha has now risen to 39 out of which Bhubaneswar alone accounts for 32 cases.
Official sources said out of the 16 new positive cases, 15 persons belong to Bomikhal(Bhubaneswar) area. All suspects and contacts will be isolated and tested. They added the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has already sealed Bomikhal area. This apart, cluster containment has been put in place and house to house survey is going on.
The Health and Family Welfare department urged people not to panic and stay indoors.
Worth mentioning, today alone, 18 COIVD-19 positive cases were detected in the State which is highest in a day so far.
Earlier in the day, one person from Bomikhal and another from Kapila Prasad area of Bhubaneswar tested positive for the virus.
Currently, samples of suspected cases are being tested at RMRC, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar and SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.