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COVID Surge: Odisha Witness More Than 200 Cases In 3 Consecutive Days

While the fear of Omicron is coming true with increasing number of positive cases everyday in every state of the country, there is another fear gripping all over India. India might be witnessing third wave of COVID along Omicron Surge as number of positive cases are doubling or tripling itself everyday.

COVID Surge: Odisha Witness More Than 200 Cases In 3 Consecutive Days

Odisha too is in a slight fear of COVID third wavd. While the cases were in check and we’re mostly below 150 a few days back, there has been a good increase in total number of everyday positive cases. For the last consecutive 3 days, Odisha has witnessed more than 200 positive new COVID Cases.

As per the reports in the last 24 hours, 228 new cases has been reported. The state had seen 225 cases on Thursday, 221 cases on Wednesday, 156 cases on Tuesday, and 123 and 112 cases on Monday and Sunday respectively.

Here are the district-wise figures of new cases:

  1. Angul: 2
  2. Balasore: 1
  3. Bhadrak: 2
  4. Balangir: 1
  5. Boudh: 2
  6. Cuttack: 12
  7. Deogarh: 6
  8. Dhenkanal: 4
  9. Gajapati: 3
  10. Ganjam: 5
  11. Jagatsinghpur: 1
  12. Jajpur: 2
  13. Jharsuguda: 9
  14. Kendrapada: 2
  15. Keonjhar: 5
  16. Khurda: 105
  17. Koraput: 2
  18. Mayurbhanj: 3
  19. Nawarangpur: 3
  20. Nayagarh: 5
  21. Puri: 5
  22. Rayagada: 1
  23. Sambalpur: 6
  24. Sundargarh: 15

Besides, 26 from the state pool

Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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Odisha Witnesses A Good Fall In Daily COVID Cases

Odisha Witnesses A Good Fall In Daily COVID Cases

After daily COVID active cases nearly touching the 300 mark on Thursday, there has been a sharp fall in the number of active cases. As per the recent reports, Odisha saw a drop in daily COVID caseload as 173 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours against 286 the previous day.

Odisha Witnesses A Good Fall In Daily COVID Cases
Odisha Witnesses A Good Fall In Daily COVID Cases

The state had reported 195 cases on Thursday, 255 on Wednesday, 151 on Tuesday, 105 on Monday, 189 on Sunday, and 193 cases on Saturday.

Here are district-wise details of the new cases:

1. Balasore: 3
2. Bargarh: 3
3. Bhadrak: 1
4. Balangir: 1
5. Cuttack: 4
6. Deogarh: 1
7. Dhenkanal: 2
8. Gajapati: 3
9. Jagatsinghpur: 2
10. Jajpur: 7
11. Jharsuguda: 1
12. Kendrapada: 1
13. Khurda: 86
14. Koraput: 1
15. Mayurbhanj: 19
16. Puri: 5
17. Rayagada: 1
18. Sambalpur: 5
19. Sonepur: 1
20. Sundargarh: 7

Story By- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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COVID Cases Crosses 200 Mark Yet Again In Odisha

COVID Cases Crosses 200 Mark Yet Again In Odisha

Odisha witnessed a spike in daily COVID cases after a span of few days. While the cases were 105 on Monday, the cases doubled on Tuesday with 255 more active cases being detected in the last 24 hours.

The state had reported 151 new cases on Tuesday, 105 on Monday, 189 on Sunday and 193 cases on Saturday. This is for the first time in four to five days that Odisha croseed over 200 active cases in a single day.

COVID Cases Crosses 200 Mark Yet Again In Odisha
COVID Cases Crosses 200 Mark Yet Again In Odisha

According to the I & PR department, 152 of the new infections are from quarantine and 103 local contacts. As many as 54 among them are in the age group of 0-18 years. Khurda reported the highest of 106 new cases, followed by Mayurbhanj at 22. While 18 districts have reported new cases in single-digit, it is nil for 12 districts.

Here are district-wise details of the new cases:

  1. Angul: 14
  2. Bhadrak: 2
  3. Balangir: 2
  4. Cuttack: 12
  5. Dhenkanal: 2
  6. Gajapati: 2
  7. Ganjam: 2
  8. Jagatsinghpur: 1
  9. Jajpur: 16
  10. Jharsuguda: 2
  11. Kendrapada: 4
  12. Keonjhar: 1
  13. Khurda: 106
  14. Mayurbhanj: 22
  15. Nayagarh: 1
  16. Puri: 4
  17. Sambalpur: 19
  18. Sundargarh: 18

Story By- Sayak Karmakar, Interview Times

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Daily CO-VID Cases Goes Below 200 In Odisha

Daily CO-VID Cases Goes Below 200 In Odisha

For the first time in the last four days, the number of daily active CO-VID cases have gone below 200 in Odisha. In the last 24 hours, as per the reports there are 193 new active cases in the state.

In the last four days, Odisha reported 70 new cases on Friday, 252 cases on Thursday, 237 cases on Wednesday, 228 cases on Tuesday, and 197 cases on Monday.

Daily CO-VID Cases Goes Below 200 In Odisha
Daily CO-VID Cases Goes Below 200 In Odisha

According to the I & PR department, 114 are from quarantine and 79 local contacts. Khurda reported the highest of 88 new cases, followed by, Jajpur (14) and Cuttack (12). Eleven districts saw nil cases.

  1. Balasore: 3
  2. Bargarh: 2
  3. Bhadrak: 4
  4. Balangir: 1
  5. Cuttack: 12
  6. Dhenkanal: 2
  7. Ganjam: 6
  8. Jagatsinghpur: 2
  9. Jajpur: 14
  10. Jharsuguda: 4
  11. Kandhamal: 4
  12. Kendrapada: 4
  13. Keonjhar: 2
  14. Khurda: 88
  15. Mayurbhanj: 11
  16. Nayagarh: 1
  17. Puri: 3
  18. Sambalpur: 7
  19. Sundargarh: 3

Story by- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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No Zero Night Celebration In Odisha This Year

No Zero Night Celebration In Odisha This Year

The Government of Odisha restricts zero night celebrations in Odisha this year. As per the new CO-VID 19 protocols of the state, there will be no celebration in Odisha on the new year eve of December 31st and January 1st.

No Zero Night Celebration In Odisha This Year
No Zero Night Celebration In Odisha This Year

As per the new guidelines released by Special Relief Commissioner (SRC)’s office late Tuesday, gatherings in clubs, hotels, parks and restaurants have been prohibited. However, all shops on those two days will be open from 5 am to 10 pm as per the previous guidelines. However, in urban areas like Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar, there will be a night curfew imposed from 10 pm to 5 am.

No Zero Night Celebration In Odisha This Year
No Zero Night Celebration In Odisha This Year

There will be no weekend shutdown across the state, the guidelines said. Moreover, cinema halls and theatres will function at half occupancy in compliance with COVID protocols. Similarly, marriages, thread ceremonies, funerals and other gatherings will be allowed with a ceiling of 250 people.

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Story By- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

COVID-19: Three UK, Double Mutant Strains In Odisha

Due to the threat of the new COVID-19 variants across India, three samples from Odisha were found to be carrying the profoundly infectious UK strain, and one has a double mutation.

As per the report out of 771 variants of concern detected, among 10,787 positive samples from 18 states, three are from Bhubaneswar. These three belong to a family who had returned from Britain in mid-December last year.

The report further informs that the person who was found with the double mutation variant is from Nuapada district, returned from Maharashtra. PK Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary of Health department stated that the Odisha Government was informed about the presence of the new strain in the state but didn’t want to come out as public to avoid unnecessary panic situation among the citizens.

According to the officials the Odisha Government claimed that all precautionary measures and follow-up actions were taken after the UK strain which was found in the samples sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for genome sequencing.

The official report further added that around 181 people had returned to Odisha from Britain between November 31 and December 21 and seven had tested positive. Even genome sequencing of 125 samples has been conducted at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) which is a part of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics comprising 10 national laboratories.

Five samples from the State have been found with the N440K variant that is associated with immune escape and one sample with the E484Q and L452R double mutation, which confer immune escape and increased infectivity.

Dr. Ajay Parida, ILS Director requested the public not to panic as the double mutation found in one sample was not important and it was a very old sample and no further infection spread was identified.

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New Guidelines Due To Resurgence Of Covid-19 By Odisha Government

Due to the rising cases of the Covid-19 in the state, Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena issued fresh guidelines for the safety of the public and to contain the spread in Odisha.

According to the new guidelines for the Covid-19, a maximum of 200 persons will be allowed to attend marriage and other social functions and 50 at funeral/last rite gatherings. Earlier 500 people were allowed to attend marriages as well as funeral and last rite functions but now it has been restricted to 200.

Whereas in closed spaces the attendance will be a maximum of 50 pc of the hall capacity and in the open spaces an appropriate number of people will be allowed keeping the new ceilings in view to ensure maintenance of the prescribed physical distancing norms.

The new guideline order further adds that wearing masks, maintaining social distancing norms, provision of thermal scanning and use of hand wash or sanitizer will be mandatory.

All the necessary arrangements for the checking at the entry point and ensuring the wearing of masks by the guests and others during the entire duration of their participation will be strictly taken care of by the host of the marriage or funeral function. The host will also make arrangements to provide masks to those who have not come with them.

Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena directed all the district collectors and SPs, municipal commissioners, and Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack to ensure strict implementation of this guideline. Jena further warned that any person who was found violating the order will be punished under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act,2005 and other relevant laws.

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Odisha Government Issued Fresh Guidelines To Avoid Rise In Covid-19 Cases

Fresh cases of COVID-19 in some states in India have been spotted to which the Odisha Government has issued some new guidelines to ensure strict implementation of Coronavirus safety protocol.

Even public awareness via loudspeaker announcements is to be made repeatedly in all market places, haat, and other places. Even concerned authorities of Government and private offices/institutions including educational institutions shall be responsible for the due agreement with the COVID-19 safety protocols in their respective establishments.

The fresh guidelines issued by the Office of Special Relief are –

1.  District and Police authorities were advised to check and ensure strict observance of COVID-l9 safety protocols such as the mandatory wearing of masks, maintaining physical distancing in all public places including workplaces and educational institutions.

2. Large gatherings must be avoided and concerned officials should assure that more than the permitted number of people are not there at the gatherings.

3. Adequate and strict sanitation measures are to be followed in schools, colleges, other educational institutions, and Anganwadi Centres.

4. The teachers and concerned authorities shall ensure awareness of COVID-19 safety protocols such as the mandatory wearing of a mask, maintaining physical distancing, and provision of thermal scanning & hand wash or use of sanitizer by the students, teachers, staff, and others.

5. Any person found with COVID-19 symptoms must be immediately reported to the nearest health institution and necessary further action be taken as per the advice of the health authorities.

6. Only curricular activities will be allowed in educational institutions.

7. Hotels, restaurants, and dhabas must be closely monitored by the police authorities to ensure strict compliance with physical distancing norms and other safety protocols.

8. Strong penal action shall be taken against the persons violating the COVID-19 guidelines.

9. Commercial establishments found violating such norms may be sealed and action as per law be taken against such violators.

10. The district authorities have also been asked to submit a weekly report on enforcement measures to the Special Relief Commissioner every Monday.

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COVID-19 In Odisha: 15 Deaths & 2854 New Cases In A Day

Odisha reported 2,854 new with the single-day exposure with the cumulative case to 2,49,693. The death toll has now reached 1000, with 15 more patients succumbed to death due to Coronavirus within the last 24 hours.

 Of the new cases reported from across 30 districts, 1,659 were detected from various quarantine centres, while 1,195 are local contact cases.

Around 2, 20,388 people have recovered from COVID-19 while 28,246 are active cases.

According to the Health and Family Welfare department Khordha district reported 393 positive cases followed by Cuttack -244, Puri- 122, Mayurbhanj- 127, Angul- 131 and Sundergarh- 143.

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Out of 15 people who succumbed to death, five deaths were reported from Khordha which includes two deaths from Bhubaneswar. One death was reported from Balasore and one death from Cuttack. One death each from Mayurbhanj, Kendrapada, Sundergarh, Jaipur, Jagatisghpur, Ganjam, Balasore and Bolangir districts.

Official reports reveal 45914 samples were tested on Friday for COVID-19 that include 9327 RT-PCR, 36502 samples via Antigen testing, and 85 samples via Truenat testing, taking the number of samples tested cumulatively across the state to 3710592.

Article Updated by Dikhya Mohanty

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COVID-19 In Odisha: With 16 Deaths & 3144 New Cases In A Day

Odisha reported 3,144 new with the single-day exposure with the cumulative case to 2,44,142. The death toll has now reached 974, with 16 more patients succumbed to death due to Coronavirus within the last 24 hours.

 Of the new cases reported from across 30 districts, 1,825 were detected from various quarantine centres, while 1,319 are local contact cases.

Around 2, 13,672 people have recovered from COVID-19 while 29,443 are active cases.

According to the Health and Family Welfare department Khordha district reported 562 positive cases followed by Cuttack -243, Puri- 122, Angul- 128 and Kalahandi- 124.

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Out of 16 people who succumbed to death, four deaths were reported from Balasore district, four from Balasore, four from Bhubaneswar, two were reported from Kalahandi, two from Mayurbhanj, two from Nayagarh. One death each was reported from Sundergarh and Jharsuguda districts.

Official reports reveal 49909 samples were tested on Wednesday for COVID-19 that include 8051 RT-PCR, 41729 samples via Antigen testing, and 129 samples via Truenat testing, taking the number of samples tested cumulatively across the state to 3619509.

Article Updated by Dikhya Mohanty

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