Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 (PTI) Odisha”s COVID-19 tally
mounted to three,38,258 after 66 extra folks examined constructive for
the virus on Monday, because the state accomplished one 12 months of its
battle towards the pandemic, a well being division official
On March 15, 2020, the state detected its first
COVID-19 case, an Italy returned analysis scholar on the
Capital Hospital right here, the official stated.
There was panic after the state”s Chief COVID-19
Spokesperson Subrato Bagchi introduced that the primary affected person
had are available contact with 129 folks, together with 76 prepare
The detection of the primary coronavirus case adopted a
collection of measures corresponding to shutdown, lockdown, curfew, evening
curfew and closure of spiritual locations, enterprise
institutions and academic establishments.
Whereas 1,918 individuals have died of the illness on this
one 12 months, as many as 3,35,730 sufferers, above 99 per cent of
the caseload, have additionally recovered until Monday.
A day earlier than the detection of the primary COVID-19 case,
on March 14, the Odisha authorities had declared the pandemic
as a ”state catastrophe”.
Per week later, the administration introduced lockdown in
5 coastal districts to include the unfold of coronavirus.
Subsequently, the lockdown was prolonged to all 30 districts.
Short-term Medical Camps (TMCs) had been arrange in every
panchayat the place folks coming back from different states and
international locations underwent necessary quarantine, a well being official
stated, including that devoted COVID-19 hospitals had been additionally set
up within the districts.
“Early preparations, management measures, efficient
governance and evidence-based choice making performed key roles
in COVID-19 administration in Odisha,” Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik stated in a press release.
Patnaik has additionally appealed to the folks to not decrease
guards towards COVID-19 because the hazard nonetheless looms massive,
although the variety of instances has considerably declined.
The state has examined 86.42 lakh samples for COVID-19
until Sunday, the official stated.
The variety of day by day new instances in Odisha surpassed
4,000-mark throughout June, July and August, and the determine got here
all the way down to under 100 since February this 12 months. The COVID-19
vaccination commenced within the state on January 16.
At present, the state has restricted travellers from
Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Kerala
as COVID-19 instances resurged in these 5 states.
In the meantime, 66 folks of 13 districts examined constructive
for the illness on Monday, taking the tally to three,38,258.
Bargarh district reported 10 instances, adopted by
Mayurbhanj (8) and Sundergarh (7).
The variety of lively instances within the state now stands at
The state”s coronavirus demise toll remained unchanged
at 1,918 as no recent fatalities had been reported since
The positivity charge of Odisha stands at 3.91 per cent,
the information launched by the Well being and Household Welfare division
In the meantime, the state on Monday achieved the goal of
vaccinating over one lakh aged folks in a single day.
“Proud to share that in the present day, Odisha achieved #COVID 19
vaccination of over one lakh aged individuals in a day. We
salute the tireless efforts of our vaccination groups,” the
well being and household welfare division stated in a Twitter submit.
Altogether 1,21,572 folks had been vaccinated on Monday.
Of them, 1,00,273 had been aged folks whereas others are
healthcare and frontline staff.
The Odisha authorities has administered 12,81,362
COVID-19 vaccine doses until date. PTI AAM
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