COVID-19 Situation In Odisha Under Control: CM
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 situation in Odisha is under control.
Briefing media after a review meeting, he said that to bring down the number of the daily caseload, the daily testing capacity will be increased to 70,000 within the next week.
Expressing happiness over the fall in the test positivity rate in the state despite the rise in the number of the daily caseload, he said that the death rate in the state has come down to 0.37 per cent from 0.40 per cent due to the effect of the lockdown and the cooperation of the people.
Stating that the number of ICU beds in the state has been increased for the treatment of critical patients, the Chief Minister said that efforts are on to set up another 368 ICU beds very soon.
He also announced that there will be no further plasma therapy in the state.
The Chief Minister also laid stress on correct information about the health of the patients, improvement in the help desk for needy patients and strict adherence to COVID protocol at the vaccination centres.