Bhubaneswar, Jan 24: The Omicron variant will soon be in a community transmission stage in Odisha as the transmission rate of the variant is high, said public health director Dr. Niranjan Mishra on Monday.
Omicron cases have risen significantly in the state. Previous analysis shows that 60% of the Omicron cases in the state were local contacts, said Mishra.
At any moment, the cases might explode, as the variant is highly transmissible, he added.
He also urged the people with Covid symptoms to get themselves tested. If testing is not done and Covid appropriate behavior is not followed, the virus can spread even more rapidly and infect more people, said Mishra.
He also said the metro cities in the country are witnessing the community transmission but Odisha is yet to experience it.