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Odisha: Naveen Patnaik asks DGP to tighten Covid norms as state reports highest spike of 4,270 cases | Bhubaneswar News

BHUBANESWAR: In the highest single-day spike to date in Odisha, 4270 extra individuals examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Wednesday, elevating the full virus case load in state to 1,62,920.
Amid the spike, chief minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his displeasure over poor enforcement of Covid norms in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, the 2 cities that account for bulk of the brand new cases.
“While I get good feedback about enforcement activities throughout the state, the feedback regarding Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate area is not encouraging. I have been repeatedly harping on this,” Naveen was quoted as saying in a overview assembly on the pandemic.
Though Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Commissionerate is headed by a police commissioner (Sudhansu Sarangi now), the CM requested DGP Abhay to personally intervene within the matter. “DG must directly look into this and do the needful as being done throughout the state,” Naveen stated.
The well being division has earlier blamed poor compliance of Covid norms such as not carrying masks and never sustaining social distancing as main causes behind the present spike in cases. The state has added 50,000 optimistic cases in previous two weeks and one lakh cases in previous one month rising as the state with highest lively optimistic cases within the east.
Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have been including main share of the brand new Covid cases. In the previous one week, whereas Bhubaneswar added round 3000 cases, Cuttack added greater than 1500 new cases. On Wednesday, Khurda district (which incorporates Bhubaneswar) reported the highest 876 cases whereas Cuttack added 374.
Khurda accounts for the highest 28,147 optimistic cases among the many 30 districts. These embrace 17,295 from Bhubaneswar. Cuttack district has reported 14,113 optimistic cases, together with 8215 optimistic cases from Cuttack metropolis.
From tenth amongst states/UTs in whole quantity infections two days in the past, Odisha jumped to eighth place overtaking Bihar (1,62,362) and Telangana (1,62,844). In lively cases, the state comes sixth after Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Only Maharashtra (10.97 lakh), Andhra Pradesh (5.92 lakh), Tamil Nadu (5.14 lakh), Karnataka (4.75 lakh), Uttar Pradesh (3.30 lakh), Delhi (2.25 lakh) and West Bengal (2.09 lakh) have reported extra optimistic cases than Odisha.
On Wednesday, 12 of the 30 districts reported greater than 100 new optimistic cases every, the others being Puri (287), Jagatsinphur (188), Bargarh (183), Jajpur (162), Balasore (150), Angul (147), Mayurbhanj (131), Jharsuguda (121), Nuapada (119) and Sambalpur (114). Eleven extra died elevating the virus dying toll to 656. The new deaths embrace three every from Puri and Sambalpur, two from Khurda and one every from Kalahandi, Sudargarh, Mayurbhanj.
In a optimistic growth, Odisha touched the highest single day recovery of 4121 Covid sufferers, elevating the state’s tally of cured sufferers to 1,29,859.

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