Odisha Has Entered Endemic Stage Of Coronavirus Says State Health Service Director

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

As per the top health department, Odisha has entered the endemic stage of Covid-19 and no booster dose of Covid vaccine is required. Bijay Mohapatra, Director of Health Services (DHS) informed that there is a report of around 500 new cases daily in the state.

According to the official reports, Mohapatra stated that Odisha is now in the endemic stage of Coronavirus and the study report of a technical committee formed by the government on the administration of booster dose is awaited. The city may not witness a staggering situation caused by the virus in the coming days.

He further stated that the state continues to report around 500 new cases and Bhubaneswar accounted for nearly 50 percent of the cases, the government health experts have proposed booster doses of vaccines amidst apprehensions of more COVID-19 transmission due to a new Delta Plus variant in the country. The final decision will, however, be taken by the technical committee of the state.

The director of health services said 425 people tested positive for the contagion during the day taking the caseload in the pandemic in the state to 10,38,836. The deaths in the state mounted to 8,312 as three more patients died due to the contagion. The fresh fatalities were reported from Bhadrak, Keojhar, and Mayurbhanj districts. So far 53 COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities.  The state currently has 4,554 active cases, while as many as 10,25,917 patients including 410 on Sunday, recovered from the highly infectious disease.

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