Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: Odisha continues to see a decreasing trend in the COVID-19 infections. The infection spread has been slowed down through strict enforcement measures, a senior official said on Wednesday.
The test positivity rate in the State has come down from 9.35% on September 22 to 2.85% on November 4, according to official data.
There is 44% decrease in the daily COVID-19 positive cases compared to the situation last month. The daily COVID-19 cases have come down below the 1500 mark.
The recovery rate has jumped to 94.80% and Odisha is currently ranked fifth in the country in terms of recovered rate.
Odisha has crossed 46 lakhs tests and is one of the leading States in terms of testing.
The test positivity rate has come down from 9.35% on September 22 to 2.85% on November 2.
The number of daily cases has come down from a high of 4,142 during September 12-September 21 to around 1,483 (last 10-day average).
The recovery rate has improved to 94.80%, which is above the national average of 91.95%.
The active cases have come down from a high of 39,232 to 13,919, according to official data.
Further, Odisha continues to have a low mortality rate of 0.46% compared to the national average of 1.49%.
Odisha is among the leading States in terms of testing with a total of 46,87,272 and tests per million of 1,07,072 compared to the national average of 82,807.
Most of the districts have a declining trend in the daily cases. The high load districts like Khordha, Cuttack and Puri have significantly improved.
Khordha was facing 671 cases on an average daily (10-day average) during September 12 to September 21 and cases have come down to 173 (last 10-day average).
Similarly, Cuttack has seen the cases come down from 458 to 108, and Puri from 258 to 53.