January 27, 2022

Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Odisha through video conferencing today, asked the administration to be vigilant and continue the awareness programme.
Patnaik also stressed the need to provide booster doses to senior citizens and frontline workers engaged in dealing with the pandemic.

The Chief Minister appealed to the people not to panic and abide by the COVID-19 safety regulations.

He said that while the number of active COVID-19 patients in the state is currently stable, the number of new positive cases has also declined.

“The third wave did not put much pressure on the hospital, but there is no room for complacency,” he said.

The Chief Minister directed administration to stay fully prepared and monitor the situation. He also asked the authorities to continue awareness campaign with the active support of Mission Shakti groups.

Patnaik advised the rapid response team to monitor the condition of the COVID-19 patients who were undergoing treatment by staying in home isolation.

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena briefed the Chief Minister on the various steps taken by the administration to contain the pandemic.

Additional Chief Secretary R. K. Sharma informed that 65,000 to 70,000 samples were being tested in the state daily at present and the positivity rate was 11.4% which was lower than the national average.

The positivity rate was comparatively higher in the district of Jajpur, Balasore, Cuttack, Sundargarh and Khordha. The vaccination situation was satisfactory in the state.

Meanwhile, the state reported a total of 5,901 new COVID-19 cases on January 27. As many as 11,607 cases were reported in the state on January 19.

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