As per the I & PR Department, among the fresh 1,058 Covid cases detected in last 24 hours in Odisha there are 138 children.
Notably, a total of 79,000 samples were tested in Odisha in last 24 hours.
Informing on the new trend in Covid infection, Director Odisha Health Services, Dr Bijay Mohapatra said the government has started putting children under its surveillance in view of the possible 3rd Wave. In the coming days testing of children will be enhanced to draw a clear picture on the approaching trend.
There is no need to get panicked as training of the task force to tackle Covid infection among children is underway in adherence to Central Government guidelines, he added.