Home » State News » Fewer tests due to Cyclone Yaas reduced positivity rate in Odisha

Fewer tests due to Cyclone Yaas reduced positivity rate in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:27/5/21: Fewer tests due to Cyclone Yaas reduced positivity rate in Odisha, informed State Health Director Bijay Mohapatra today.

Speaking about sharp single-day decline of COVID cases in the State in the last 24 hours, the top health official said that the COVID testing has declined due to very severe cyclonic storm Yaas.

However, the door-to-door survey will be intensified in areas affected by the Cyclone Yaas.

“People will undergo COVID tests and vaccination drives will resume in cyclone-hit areas after they return from the cyclone shelters. The healthcare services and infrastructure remained unaffected in the districts due to the cyclone,” Mahapatra said.

On a rising number of COVID deaths in Odisha, he said that the toll is high, as COVID patients in critical condition are being treated in the ICU for a long time. About 80% of ICU beds and 50% of ventilators are occupied by patients in the State.

Today, the State registered 6,736 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hours, a sharp drop by 4,887 against the cases reported on May 26.

 

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
x

Check Also

Locals of Swabhiman Anchal and Mahupadar axis are wholeheartedly participating in the celebration of India’s 75th Independence Day.

Malkangiri: 14/8/22:Responding to the appeal of the government to observe ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the locals of Swabhiman Anchal and Mahupadar axis are wholeheartedly participating in the celebration of India’s ...