Odisha’s COVID-19 TPR Decreasing By 0.5-1%


Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s daily test positivity rate is declining and it is varying from 0.5%-1%, informed Director of Health Services Bijay Mohapatra.

Taking to the presser, Mohapatra informed that Odisha is currently in progressive stage as the TPR is decreasing.

The numbers of new cases reduced significantly raising hopes of improvement in the outbreak situation, said the Health Director. It further added that ” We are hoping that we would reach an acceptable positivity rate in a week or 10 days.

Till date, more than 60% of people have been in ICU and ventilators. The period of stay of these patients depending on their seriousness could be 10 days, 15 days, some stay for 20 days, while some for a month, he added.

The Health Director also informed that “As far as changes in COVID treatment protocols are concerned, the state will adopt recommendations of the National Task Force.”

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