Odisha’s Khurda among COVID-19 hotspot districts in India


Khurda: As per the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Odisha’s Khurda has been featured among the COVID-19 hotspot districts in the country with large outbreaks.

Based on reported cases, the districts have been classified as: Hotspots, Non-Hotspots districts reporting cases and districts which have not reported positive cases.

States also need to identify hotspots based on doubling rate of confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, Bhadrak has been identified among hotspot districts with clusters. Similarly, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Puri and Sundergarh are among non-hotspots districts reporting cases.

In a letter to Chief Secretaries of States and Union Territories, Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan stated during the lockdown period, which has been extended till May 3, should be utilised effectively.

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