Bhubaneswar, Aug 9: As many as 301 Covid warriors have been infected with the deadly virus in Cuttack district, informed Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani.
The Collector further said that Narasinghpur, Badamba and Athagada have highest infection rate in rural Cuttack area. “The number of Covid-19 positive cases in rural Cuttack stood at 1364 by Saturday while the number of infections in Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) was 1546. The recovery rate is 66.03 percent,” said the Collector. He also said that another dedicated Covid hospital will be operational in Cuttack by next week.
Chayani said that so far 69 persons have donated plasma in SCB Medical College and 138 units of plasma have been prepared. “As many as 104 units of plasma have been utilized so far. The medical college have tested 1.20 lakh samples from 18 various districts for Covid-19 till August 8,” he added.