Odisha has entered endemic stage of Covid-19, says state health official

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The state’s daily test positivity rate stood at 0.65 per cent. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has entered the endemic stage of Covid-19 and there is need for booster dose ofvaccine, a top state health department official said on Monday.

“Odisha is now in endemic stage of Covid-19. The study report on booster dose is awaited,” PTI reported Director Health Serice (DHS), Bijay Mohapatra as saying.

He said that in the capital city of Bhubaneswar Covid-19 transmission has reached a plateau phase with fluctuation in daily cases.

“The city may not witness staggering situation caused by the virus in the coming days,” Mohapatra said.

The director of health services said 425 people tested positive for the virus during the day taking the caseload in the pandemic in the state to 10,38,836.

The toll in the state mounted to 8,312 as three more patients died due to the contagion. The fresh fatalities were reported from Bhadrak, Keojhar and Mayurbhanj districts.

The state’s daily test positivity rate stood at 0.65 per cent, a health department bulletin said.

Khurda district of which Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the highest daily infection at 211 infections and accounted for almost 50 per cent of the state’s daily count.

The state currently has 4,554 active cases. As many as 1,06,43,846 people have been fully inoculated so far with double doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the state.

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