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Serology Survey From Puri


With gradual spike in COVID-19 cases which is fast approaching 6,000 mark, Odisha Government has decided to launch serological survey in selected places in the state

The serology is a blood test to detect antibodies in the blood.  It also ascertain the strength of immune system in human body. Different types of serologic tests are also used to diagnose various disease conditions.

A senior official in the Health and Family Welfare Department said that the serological survey will start from Puri where Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Jatra is being celebrated.

The State Government has planned for 5,000 corona test of the persons involved with Ratha Jatra process.

“The serology survey will start from survey on Saturday,” the official said.

The rapid antibody test will also be conducted in Ganjam and Gajapati districts, Bhubaneswar in Khurda district and Badamba-Narasinghpur in Cuttack district from July 1, the official said.

Meanwhile, 210 more people tested positive to the virus taking the total cases to 5,962 on Thursday. Of 210 new cases, 74 were detected in quarantine centers and 36 were local contact cases.

The 210 new coronavirus cases include six NDRF personnel who returned from West Bengal after cyclone Amphan restoration work, the official said, adding that the number of disaster response personnel belonging to NDRF, ODRAF and Odisha Fire Service who have tested positive so far has now increased to 282.

As many as 168 patients also during the day recovered from the disease taking the total number of cured persons to 4291.

The fresh cases have been reported from Ganjam (58), Khordha (47), Gajapati (29), Balangir (11), eight each in Puri and Jajpur, seven each in Mayurbhanj and Dhenkanal, Sundargarh (6), five each in Keonjhar and Cuttack, three each in Kendrapara and Nayagarh, two each in Nabarangpur and Balasore, and one each in Deogarh, Angul, and Sambalpur.

A cancer patient undergoing treatment at the Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre in Cuttack is among the fresh cases.

"A patient from Ganjam was undergoing treatment here since June 19 in the emergency department and he has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Cancer Centre’s Director Prof Lalatendu Sarangi said.

The patient has been shifted to a COVID hospital in Bhubaneswar, he said. A total of 4,188 samples were tested for coronavirus in the state on Wednesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 2,39,815, the official said.
 
Ganjam district tops the list of COVID patients with a maximum of 1,088 cases followed by Khordha with 735 cases, Cuttack 510 cases, Jajpur 401 cases, Gajapati 384 cases, Balasore 325 cases, Jagatisnghpur 239 cases, Puri 232 cases, Kendrapara 223 cases, and Bhadrak 200 cases.

Seven other districts have also reported more than 100 COVID-19 cases. They are Kandhamal (176), Sundergarh (170), Bolangir (165), Nayagarh (135) and Keonjhar (105).
 


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