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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation records 22 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Bhubaneswar:24/6/20:  Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Wednesday said that 22 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the city in the past 24 hours.

While three of them are home quarantine cases, as many as 19 cases are local contact ones. Of the three home quarantine cases, one was a 28-year-old male from Maitree Vihar area with travel history to Kolkata, the second one is a 29-year-old male railway staff with travel history to Delhi and the third is a 24-year-old male from VSS Nagar area with travel history to Delhi.


“Further contact tracing is still continuing. Primary contacts & nearby houses are being quarantined, sanitised and will be under active surveillance,” BMC said. It further added that all positive cases have been shifted to dedicated COVID hospitals. According to a notification issued by the civic body, as of Wednesday morning, 220 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar out of which 113 have recovered. While there are 103 active cases, three persons succumbed to the disease.

To reduce the chances of COVID-19 infection among frontline Health & Emergency workers, at  Bhubaneswar has started imparting training to its 2,800 Sanitation Workers. BMC aims to train all of its workers on safety aspects in a week.

Blue Wheel Hospital, Mancheswar has been sealed by BMC Authority due to violation of COVID-19 guidelines of the Government. As on 23rd June 2020, twenty-seven positive cases have been detected from this Hospital. Show cause notice has been issued to the Hospital.

16,824 Temporary Medical Centres/Camps have been readied in 6,798 Gram Panchayats of the State. In all these Centres, 7,67,673 beds have been arranged to provide COVID-19 health services in rural areas.

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