ODISHA VIRUS COUNT APPROACHING 15K MARK  ODISHA CONFIRMS 14, 898 COVID-19 POSITIVE  WITH THREE MORE COVID-19 DEATHS IN ODISHA TOLL MOUNTS TO 77  TWO FROM GANJAM AND ONE FROM BHUBANESWAR  618 NEW COVID CASES DETECTED IN 22 DISTRICTS  GANJAM TOPS IN LIST WITH 286 CASES  FOLLOWED BY KHURDA 107 BALASORE 61 JAGATSINGHPUR 26 CUTTACK 16  

Cops Face Corona Wrath

After doctors, health workers and PRI members, it is the turn of the Police Personnel which has also gotten burnt of COVID-19.

SDPO Chhatrapur and IIC Chhatrapur have tested COVID-19 Positive, tweeted SP Ganjam.

In the line of Duty, two COVID Warriors have tested COVID Positive, tweeted SP Ganjam..

As many as 21 personnel of NDRF, ODRAF and Fire Service were among the 112 new COVID cases detected on 12 June.

Another Policeman doing duty in border point with Chhattisgarh and Odisha in Malkangiri district was also infected with the disease.

This has led to Motu Police Station being declared as a Containment Zone and sending all staff to quarantine in the Maoist hot bed.
 
The patients included 21 personnel of disaster response teams -- NDRF, ODRAF and Fire Service -- who had returned to Odisha after restoration work in cyclone-ravaged West Bengal, it said.

With this, the number of disaster response personnel infected with COVID-19 increased to 136, an official said.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll in Odisha rose to 10 with one more patient from Ganjam district succumbing to the disease.

The total COVID cases in Odisha also reached 3,723

The new cases were found in 16 districts.
The maximum of 92 fresh cases were detected in Cuttack district, followed by 20 in Ganjam and 19 in Khurda.
Puri district, which is preparing for the Annual Rath Jatra of Lord Jagannath, also reported 15 cases.
Fifteen cases were found in Kandhamal, followed by 13 in Jagatsinghpur, 12 in Bolangir, nine in Mayurbhanj, seven each in Nayagarh and Dhenkanal, five in Bhadrak, four in Kendrapara, three in Kalahandi, two in Balasore and one each in Angul and Sundergarh.
With this, the number of active cases in the state now stands at 1,236, while 2,474 people have recovered from the disease till Friday, the official said.
Ten people died of the disease in the state. Three more patients had tested positive for the disease but they died of other reasons, the official said.
As many as 120 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the state and are being discharged from various COVID hospitals Saturday, Health and Family Welfare Department said.
The fresh recoveries have been reported from Ganjam (33), Gajapati (18), Sonepur (13), Balasore (12), Balangir (8), Khordha (8). Mayurbhanj (7), Cuttack (4), Jajpur (3), Nayagarh (3), Nuapada (3), Dhenkanal (2), Puri (2), Rayagada (2), Kendrapara (1) and Kalahandi (1).
With this, the total number of recovered cases in the state rose to 2594 while active cases decreased to 1116.


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