Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: With the virus infections peaking to over 40% in September, Odisha has climbed to the 8th spot in the total COVID-19 count of the country with the State reporting yet another 4,000-plus positive cases on Wednesday.
Odisha’s virus caseload climbed to 1,92,548 with 4,237 new cases from all the 30 districts, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 736, the health and family welfare department officials said.
Odisha is currently placed at the 8th spot in the total COVID count of the country. The States of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and West Bengal have reported more virus caseload than Odisha.
In the current month, the State had edged past States like Telangana, Bihar, Assam, Kerala and Gujarat in the virus infection tally.
The redeeming features of otherwise fast-deteriorating pandemic health crisis are the high rate of recovery and low ratio of fatality of COVID patients.
Given the current growth rate, the State’s COVID count is likely to cross two lakh-mark in next 48 hours.
As many as 1,53,213 coronavirus patients have been cured of the disease at an impressive 79.57% rate while the death toll rate in the State stands at 0.38%. While the recovery is close to the national average of 80.11%, the death toll is lower than the overall percentage of COVID fatalities in the country, which stands at 1.59%.
In the current month, as many as 85,987 infections have been detected at a daily average of 3,738 positive cases. The contagion has grown by 45% in September.