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85% COVID cases detected in Bhubaneswar are asymptomatic: BMC

13/08/2020 at 10:09 PM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 13: More than 85 per cent of COVID positive cases detected are found to asymptomatic, said Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

With increase in number of testing, Everyday 2,000 – 2,500 tests are being done in BMC areas.

“Testing numbers will further increase in coming days. Accordingly, the number of positive cases is also likely to increase,” said the BMC.

The civic body further said, home isolation is allowed in many cases with few exceptions only like old age cases, persons with co-morbidity and cases detected in slum areas.

 The BMC appealed citizens not to panic. “We have sufficient facilities and beds are available in COVID Health Facilities,” BMC said.

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