Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s fatality rate has grown by 30% in the current month as the death toll today inched closer to 700-mark to reach at 691 with nine more patients dying of the virus infections.
As many as 201 patients have succumbed to the virus – indicating 29.08% growth rate of the fatality during the past 19 days. Around 11 patients are dying on an average daily in the current month.
While the novel coronavirus caseload stood at 1,06,561 on 1 September, it surged to 1,75,550- marking rise of 39%.
Despite the recent spurt in the death toll, the State continues to stay amongst the bottom spots of the country’s fatality graph. The case fatality rate in the country currently stands at 1.6 per cent as against Odisha’s rate of 0.39%. The case fatality rate which hovered over 0.50% in August is declining in the State contrary to the rising graph of spike in infection caseload.
Better clinical management and timely treatment besides the plasma therapy practice practices have contributed towards the containing the fatality and improving the recovery rate. The State’s recovery rate currently stands at an impressive 78.36%.
The Ganjam district with 215 COVID deaths has recorded the highest number fatalities with a case fatality rate of 1.09 per cent.
In a positive trend of events, five districts- Deogarh and Nuapada- are free from COVID fatality so far.
Meanwhile, the State on Saturday reported 4,209 new positive cases pushing the virus caseload 1,75,550.
Of the new infections, 2,441 cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 1,768 infections were detected during contact tracing. The contact tracing or the local contact cases amounted to 42% total infections reported in the past 24 hours.
Khordha district that includes Bhubaneswar reported the highest number of new cases at 663, followed by Cuttack (491) and Puri (326). The tally of the district which has replaced Ganjam as the epicenter of the disease today breached 30,000-mark to reach at whopping 30,145.