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Mask Mandate To Continue

Bhubaneswar: Though the Covid-19 situation is under control in the State, all should avoid mass gatherings and follow Covid appropriate behaviour, said Director Health Services Dr Bijay Mohapatra here on Tuesday.

The Covid situation in the State is stable with the daily infections hovering between 10 and 20. Still, the State Government is continuing its surveillance on the community, he said.   

The mandatory wearing of masks as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 has not yet been lifted from Odisha and people should use them in crowded places, he said.

Commenting on the possible fourth wave of the pandemic, the Director said, “Though cases in some pockets of Delhi and other States have increased, it cannot be treated as fourth wave, as per IIT model. The increase in cases may have occurred sporadically.”     

The condition will be under control if everyone continues following COVID-19 guidelines, Dr.Mohapatra said.

State recorded 16 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, while there was no fatality for the fourth consecutive day, the health department said.

There are 111 active COVID-19 cases in the state and 12 more patients have recuperated, a bulletin stated.

The daily positivity rate was 0.09 percent and the infections were detected out of 17,834 sample tests. Three children were among those who were afflicted with the disease, it added.

The toll remained at 9,123 and these have been confirmed as Covid deaths after an audit. Fifty-three other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities so far, according to data.

The state has logged 12,87,951 cases, out of which 12,78,664 people have recovered so far.