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Odisha Chief Secretary Directs Collectors To Identify Cause Of Spike In COVID-19 Cases And Rework Strategy

Odisha’s Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy reviewed district-wise coronavirus situation and directed collectors of different districts to roll out area-specific strategy to contain the spread of COVID-19

Odisha Chief Secretary Directs Collectors To Identify Cause Of Spike In COVID-19 Cases And Rework Strategy
Highlights
  • As on August 24, Odisha has close to 80,000 cases of COVID-19
  • The rate and cause of the spread of COVID-19 differs from area to area
  • COVID strategy adopted by the Ganjam district has been effective

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy directed Collectors of different districts to identify the exact cause of the spike in coronavirus positive cases and roll out your area-specific strategy to contain it. Mr Tripathy’s directions came while he was reviewing coronavirus situation district-wise with COVID observers and Collectors. “The rate and cause of the spread in disease differ from one area to the other. The nature of spread in rural areas becomes different from that of the urban and city area. The border areas with neighbouring States also have their own uniqueness. The growth centres with adjoining villages may need a different approach,” he said.

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As such, Collectors must rework their own district-specific strategies and should keep on updating the approaches with changing situations, he added.

He directed to contain spike of the disease in rural areas within a week.

Since the COVID positive patients with co-morbidity are more vulnerable to grow serious, each district must have a robust strategy to pick them up to the hospitals at an early stage for proper treatment, Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said.

Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra said an expert body with experienced medical professors is now functioning in the State for providing critical care advice to the doctors.

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The treating physicians in different districts should be in active contact with the expert team for containing the death rate, he said.

Chief Secretary Tripathy directed that the COVID hospitals should be kept free for treating the patients requiring critical care.

A robust home isolation mechanism and frequent follow up with the patients by health personnel would be more helpful for the physical and mental health of the non-serious and asymptomatic cases, he said.

Additional Chief Secretary and Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena advised encouraging home isolation of a-symptomatic or mild symptomatic positive cases, instead of burdening the COVID care centers and hospitals.

The review showed that the strategy adopted by the Ganjam district administration was effective in reducing the rate of infection in Ganjam, according to an official release.

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Collector Ganjam Vijay Amruta Kulange appraised that the strategies like the intensive house to house survey, digitization of the survey data, identification of vulnerable persons with co-morbidity, dedicated call centers for incoming and outgoing calls, robust mechanism for frequent contact with positive cases on day to day basis, strict enforcement of containment zones while ensuring necessary services helped the district administration in containing the rate of infection.

Collectors of Rayagada, Sundargarh, Cuttack, Khordha along with Municipal Commissioner BMC presented updated situation with strategies being followed in their respective areas.

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World

24,15,50,353Cases
20,31,59,099Active
3,34,78,247Recovered
49,13,007Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,15,50,353 and 49,13,007 have died; 20,31,59,099 are active cases and 3,34,78,247 have recovered as on October 20, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,41,08,996 14,623Cases
1,78,0985,020Active
3,34,78,247 19,446Recovered
4,52,651 197Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,08,996 confirmed cases including 4,52,651 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,098 and 3,34,78,247 have recovered as on October 20, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,94,820 1,638

30,408 1,202

64,24,547 2,791

1,39,865 49

Kerala

48,68,640 7,643

80,857 2,922

47,60,781 10,488

27,002 77

Karnataka

29,84,022 349

9,129 64

29,36,926 399

37,967 14

Tamil Nadu

26,89,463 1,179

14,326 244

26,39,209 1,407

35,928 16

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,287 483

5,654 55

20,41,316 534

14,317 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,047 11

118 5

16,87,031 16

22,898

West Bengal

15,81,946 726

7,428 12

15,55,520 705

18,998 9

Delhi

14,39,441 36

322 24

14,14,029 11

25,090 1

Odisha

10,35,973 556

4,281 66

10,23,398 618

8,294 4

Chhattisgarh

10,05,701 20

188 1

9,91,943 21

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,392

38 5

9,45,400 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,326 18

185 8

8,16,055 26

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,700 10

79 2

7,82,098 12

10,523

Haryana

7,71,101 9

126 0

7,60,926 9

10,049

Bihar

7,26,033 5

42 2

7,16,330 7

9,661

Telangana

6,69,365 202

3,940 11

6,61,484 190

3,941 1

Assam

6,07,119 353

3,585 124

5,97,577 229

5,957

Punjab

6,02,081 22

216 3

5,85,316 20

16,549 5

Jharkhand

3,48,461 17

128 3

3,43,198 14

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,765 6

175 1

3,36,193 7

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,221 84

803 13

3,25,990 97

4,428

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,826 222

1,348 78

2,16,751 142

3,727 2

Goa

1,77,659 80

620 20

1,73,685 56

3,354 4

Puducherry

1,27,479 55

490 33

1,25,137 86

1,852 2

Manipur

1,22,899 95

1,358 25

1,19,640 116

1,901 4

Mizoram

1,14,466 665

10,768 606

1,03,305 1,269

393 2

Tripura

84,349 6

102 11

83,431 17

816

Meghalaya

83,079 65

740 37

80,900 101

1,439 1

Chandigarh

65,310 4

25 1

64,465 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,031 17

145 0

54,606 17

280

Sikkim

31,783 27

181 16

31,210 10

392 1

Nagaland

31,641 14

247 5

30,718 18

676 1

Ladakh

20,883 2

34 0

20,641 2

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

4 0

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646 4

8 1

7,509 3

129

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