“Odisha has reported 7,445 new cases in a month ending December 4, with a contribution of 2.5% of to India's new cases from over the past month,” revealed a GoI letter issued on Saturday.
The letter also remarked that Khordha district is reporting a high quantum of weekly new cases with 900 new cases reported in week ending December 3. Further, six out of 30 districts reported an increase in the weekly caseload in week ending December 3, as compared to week ending November 16.
The Centre had earlier advised to undertake enhanced surveillance of international travellers, continued monitoring of emerging hotspots, prompt & comprehensive contact tracing of positive individuals & follow up for 14 days in view of Omicron variant.
The communiqué also remarked that Odisha exhibited a decline of 3.1% in weekly tests conducted from 4,01,164 total tests in the week ending November 26 to 3,88,788 total tests in week ending December 3 with 36% RT-PCR share.
In this context, required necessary steps to control the spread of infection and reduce fatality need to be taken as per the on-going strategy of Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate-Covid Appropriate Behaviour to keep the situation under control.