Bhubaneswar(Special Opinion)The Odisha state government Thursday declared total COVID 19 positive cases in the state 44. Today found two more new cases in the state capital.Total of 2841 samples were tested in the state. The total number of COVID 19 positive cases is pegged at 44. Two persons have already been cured and discharged from hospital. The state government has also been able to expand the infrastructure in terms of new COVID hospitals. Complete 100 bedded COVID Hospital has been started functioning today in the Hostel of Centurion University in Gajapati District, with joint collaboration of Odisha Hydro Power Corporation and Hi-tech Medical College. In addition to this, the total number of beds in COVID Hospitals at Cuttack, Jajpur, Keonjhar (Joda), Puri, Rourkela along with two hospitals in Bhubaneswar have reached 1597.It has started tracing as well as surveillance, carried out on the contacts of two COVID-19 positive patients tested today.keeping view of this the chief minister Naveen Patnaik extended the lock down period further up to 30th April 2020.
Report : Nimai Charan Panda