In Odisha, the covid-19 recovery tally has increased to 272038. The state reported the recovery of 1908 patients yesterday as against 1617 fresh cases. The cumulative covid-19 positive cases in the state has gone up to 2,87,099.
AIR correspondent reports that the Covid-19 recovery in Odisha continues to trek the upward trajectory for the last few days. The positivity rate too has dwindled down to 6.43 %, leading to a significant fall in active cases down to around 15,000. Added to this feel-good scenario is the increasing number of home isolated patients which has offloaded the pressure on the covid care institutional arrangements in the state.
However, without taking any chance the state government has extended the validity of the MoUs it has signed with several private healthcare institutions by another period of three months till the end of the year. As per the decision, the number of general beds in these facilities will be calibrated with occupancy average, leaving the approved critical care capacities in these institutions, unaltered.
Meanwhile, the Government said India has exponentially scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than ten crore 65 lakh Covid test at present. In a tweet, Health Ministry said, the very high testing has resulted in the continuously falling positivity rate.
Presently the positivity rate is 7.54 per cent. The Ministry said, aggressive and targeted testing has proved very effective in early identification, isolation and early hospitalization. This has also kept the new numbers within manageable limits and the deaths low.