Thirty-three girls from a government-aided high school in Odisha’s Sundargarh district and 22 MBBS students from Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla in Sambalpur tested positive for COVID-19 in the last three days. did. , said a health official.
Odisha’s coronavirus tally rose to 10,47,386 today with 212 more people including 70 children testing positive for the infection; While the two fresh deaths took the number of deaths to 8,396, he said.
Sister Patrica, the headmistress of St. Mary’s Girls’ School, told news agency Press Trust, “The girls have been put in isolation and special provisions have been made for their treatment. Their health condition is normal, while the educational institution has to be sent for a week. closed for.” of India.
The infected students are studying in classes 8, 9 and 10, and most of them were tested for COVID-19 after they displayed symptoms of cold and cough, he said, adding that the district administration and health officials were informed about it. has been notified.
22 MBBS students of VIMSAR, Burla have been admitted to Kovid Hospital. Officials suspect that the infection may have spread through the institute’s annual function held recently. They have called an urgent meeting on the prevailing situation in the campus, reports news agency Press Trust of India.
Health expert Dr Narayan Mishra said that while there has been a significant drop in the spread of infection in Odisha, the sudden rise in cases in the western districts of Sundergarh and Sambalpur is a cause for concern.
Of the 212 new cases reported in the state, 123 were in quarantine centres, while the remaining 89 infections were detected during contact tracing. 14 out of 30 districts did not report any new cases.
The infection rate in the 0-18 age group stood at 33.01 percent, as against 19.88 percent on the previous day.
Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar comes, reported the maximum number of 90 new cases, followed by Sundargarh (39) and Mayurbhanj (13).
The state had reported 171 cases on Monday, 205 on Sunday, 239 on Saturday and 242 on Friday.
The fresh death of both has been reported in Khurda. So far 53 other patients have died due to comorbidities.
The state now has 2,191 active cases, while 10,36,746 people have so far recovered from the disease, including 245 in the last 24 hours.
Odisha has so far tested over 2.33 crore samples for COVID-19, including 48,143 as on Monday. The state’s cumulative positivity rate was 4.48 per cent while the daily test positivity rate was 0.44 per cent.
So far, more than 1.45 crore people have been fully immunized.
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