In the meeting, he was informed that there are 12 districts with no beds available at present for the COVID-19 patients.
The increase in sample collection, which went to 1000-1200 everyday from 150-200 per day last month, is cited as the reason behind overload and backlog.
Nine jail inmates, including six from R Udaygiri sub-jail and three from Paralakhemundi sub-jail in Gajapati district, have tested positive for Covid-19.
The city had recorded a massive spike in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks.
As the principal opposition party, it’s our responsibility to raise issues and push the government to move away from PR tactics and act in the interest of the people.
Hoping that things were falling in place after having worked for a few months, they are back staring at uncertainty.
The pictures and videos of the bulging unmasked crowds exemplify super spreader characteristics and spell what may follow.
The situation is not as grim as it was a year ago. But the spectre of pandemic resurgence is haunting almost every Indian.
On Friday, State recorded 2,909 cases, just 200 short of highest-ever number of tally
Health department sources said of the fresh cases detected from 29 of the 30 districts, 812 were in quarantine and 562 were local infections.
He alleged that many states, which are smaller than Maharashtra in terms of population and the number of patients, have received more doses.
The daily caseload breached the 1,000-mark for the first time this year. Of the fresh cases spread across 28 districts, 755 were in quarantine and 527 local infections.
The positivity rate had been coming down till February in the state but now on average, 3,900 new cases per day are found.
Chandy Oommen, son of Oommen Chandy, shared his photos watching TV and having tea at a hospital on Facebook while thanking everyone who offered prayers for his early recovery.
In total, the city corporation is expected to collect Rs 10 lakh in fines a day for violation of Covid norms.