Spike In COVID Cases: BMC Releases List Of Testing Centres In Bhubaneswar

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: With COVID cases rising constantly for the last few days in Odisha capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has ramped up testing facilities in the city.

The BMC on Sunday released a list of 26 COVID testing centres opened in Bhubaneswar. It advised the people to go for the test at those centres, if they develop symptoms for the disease.

Besides the Capital Hospital, the testing centres have been opened in 25 urban primary health centres (UPHCs) and urban community health centres (UCHCs) in the city.

While the testing facility will be available at the Capital Hospital from 8 am to 2 pm everyday, other centres will remain open for the test from 9 am to 11.30 am and 5 pm to 7 pm.

Bhubaneswar reported a spike of 25 new COVID cases in the last 4 days. While there were 83 new positive cases on Saturday, it was 70 on Friday, 69 on Thursday and 58 on Wednesday, according to BMC.

Similarly, Odisha on Sunday reported highest single-day spike in positive cases in recent times with 346 persons testing positive for the coronavirus.

Khordha reported the maximum 189 new cases followed by Cuttack (51), Sundargarh (13), Sambalpur (5), Rayagada (5), Bhadrak (4) and Puri (4). The State Pool registered 41 cases.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Deep Depression To Cross Odisha-Bengal Coasts Today; 4 Dists On Red Alert, Squall@75Kmph

Bhubaneswar: The fresh low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression on…

August 19, 2022

Youth Killed On Bhima Bhoi Hospital Premises In Odisha’s Balangir: Three, Including Cousin, Arrested

Balangir: Police on Friday arrested three persons in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old…

August 19, 2022

Maoists Kill Youth On Suspicion Of Being Police Informer In Odisha

Nuapada: A youth was killed by Maoists, who suspected him to be a police informer,…

August 19, 2022

Odisha’s Daily COVID Cases Drop Below 400

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported a slight drop in daily COVID caseload on Friday with 385 people…

August 19, 2022

Depression Forms Over Bay Of Bengal; US’ JTWC Warns Cyclone Possibility High

Bhubaneswar: The fresh low pressure area that has formed over the Bay of Bengal intensified…

August 19, 2022

Western Odisha Yuva Manch Observes 12-Hour Bandh In Sundargarh; Know Its Demand

Sundargarh: The Western Odisha Yuva Manch is observing a 12-hour bandh in Odisha’s Sundagarh on…

August 19, 2022