Of the 3,526 active cases in the city, more than 73 per cent are from non-slum areas. While 594 cases are related to slums, the rest 2,932 are from non-slum areas in the city.
Patients are getting their test report after 6-7 days in most cases, apart from the anxiety.
Most of the impacted are those in the frontline, living out of barracks in the two cities, sharing the same dormitories, toilets and bathrooms as well as vehicles for duty.
Capital City’s death toll mounted to 44 after two more patients succumbed to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
In certain cases, BMC officials are not being able to shift all to institutional quarantine facilities, they alleged.
Locals in Jayadev Vihar alleged that a private hospital staff living in a rented accommodation tested positive and was shifted to Covid hospital two days back.
Patients not being isolated immediately, tracing their immediate contacts delayed due to mismanagement
With detection of a new case in the last 24 hours, the number of active cases in the slum has been increased to five.
There are several cases at cluster level where Health department as well as Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation are clueless about how the persons were infected.
The BMC has initiated a planned intervention involving dedicated teams and personnel to ensure house-to-house screening in the slums and nothing of the sort is happening in Cuttack.
Earlier on June 19, Blue Wheel Hospital, located at Mancheswar area, had reported six cases and with today’s number, its tally reached 27, highest for a hospital in the State.
The Municipal Commissioner said, 40 to 50 neighbours of the persons tested positive for the virus have been put under home quarantine.
Police are holding discussions with traders to sell essential commodities and vegetables from various school premises. They are also encouraging vendors to start home delivery of essentials.