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Covid-19 positivity rate in Cuttack declines

16/08/2020 at 8:30 PM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 16: As many as 224 units of plasma have been collected from 112 donors at SCB Medical College in Cuttack and 179 units have been used for treatment of serious Covid-19 patients, informed Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani.

Chayani said that the Covid-19 positivity rate in the district has declined. The positivity rate declined from 6.72% last week to 4.62% this week.

The Collector while highlighting on Covid situation in Cuttack district said that a total number of 54,884 samples were tested through RT-PCR and antigen testing, out of which 3,797 positive have been identified.

“As of today, number of positive stands at 1,518 and 2,229 in rural and urban areas respectively. 1,020 persons are under treatment and recovery rate stands at 72.16% in comparison to last week’s 66.03%,” said Chayani.

Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Ananya Das while analyzing Covid update of CMC area said that CMC has given more importance on community engagement as an effective containment measure.

“ Webinars are being organised between CMC’s senior officers, ward officers, representatives of Puja and Sahi Committees for discussion on various issues like social taboos relating Covid-19, Home Isolation monitoring, managing testing camps etc. in collaboration with SCB MHI, NIMHANS and UNDP. Webinars held with Covid positive persons in Covid Care Centres and Covid Hospitals also involved Swachha Sathis and Mahila Arogya Samitis,” she said.

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