Bhubaneswar, April 11 (Local Wire): The state government on Saturday said that the most of the COVID 19 cases detected in Odisha are asymptomatic in nature and do not need higher levels of medical intervention.
“80 per cent of the cases of COVID in Odisha were found to be asymptomatic.
Those cases did not need higher degrees of medical intervention but they were kept in hospitals for care and management of the disease in the community,” said Shalini Pandit, Mission Director, Odisha National Health Mission (NHM).
The official said that out of the 37 active cases only two need special medical attention while 37 are without symptoms.
Pandit also said that luckily the state saw only 8 per cent of cases where the patients were of above the age of 60 years, the segment which is considered more vulnerable to severe cases.
She also said that testing of samples is now been done from all districts through the local levels to screen vulnerable population.