Odisha’s coronavirus fatality rate lowest in the country

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Bhubaneswar: The fatality rate of coronavirus in Odisha is lowest in the country at 0.46 percent as compared to national average of 2.86 percent.

Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy told reporters here on Tuesday that Odisha, having a population of 46 million has reported an average of 32.98 positive cases per one millennium population.

India has reported 107.73 COVID-19 positive cases per millennium population, he added.

The Chief Secretary said more than 90 percent of the total coronavirus positive cases in the State are asymptomatic, and added that one must follow social distancing and wear face masks. This must be followed till a vaccine is developed, he said.

Till date, a total of 1517 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19. Seven persons have died. As many as 733 persons have recovered from the deadly disease. The coronavirus active cases in Odisha stands at 777.

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