Berhampur, Sept 24 (LocalWire): Ganjam district administration on Thursday launched the seventh round of the health screening to dig out suspected COVID-19 patients, while claiming its recovery rate was higher than the national average.
The recovery rate in Ganjam, once the most badly affected district, was over 97 percent, while the country’s recovery rate was around 75 percent and the state’s 81.67 percent.
Similarly, among the non-tier I and II areas with one of the highest COVID deaths in the country, Ganjam has not reported any death due to the COVID-19 for the last two days and its death toll stood at 218, sources said.
“Tracing, testing and timely treatment are some of the reasons for the decline of the viral load in the district,” said collector Vijay Amruta Kulange, who launched a week-long awareness drive in the district on the COVID.
The health teams are being moved door to door; testing the people’s oxygen level and any type of the symptoms like the COVID-19. The suspected COVID-19 patients will be referred to the nearby hospital for further test, he said.
The daily positivity in the district was now less than 2.5%, from 14.89% in the beginning of August.
Besides the mass health screening, rallies were organized in different areas of the district, while the members of different organizations and employees in their respective offices have taken oath to wear masks, maintaining social distancing for themselves and the visitors as part of the awareness drive, he stated.
Meanwhile the district’s COVID tally increased 19,871 with detection of 90 new cases on Thursday, while 19,309 patients recovered from the disease. The active cases in the district were 336, sources said.
The fresh positive case was the highest in the last two weeks, while 91 cases had been detected on September 10.