Bhubaneswar, August 16 (LocalWire): Odisha conducted 1 lakh tests in two days, achieving a significant milestone in the state’s battle against the pandemic, official sources said today.
The Government continues to focus on improving the testing rate in the State to control Corona virus.
Odisha will soon cross the significant milestone of one million total tests, official sources said.
The positivity rate in the state has come down drastically from 9.2% a month back to 5.5% on August 16th.
Ganjam district leads the tests with 14,953 tests in two days, which is more than many states in the country.
The positivity rate continues to fall in Ganjam to 3.6%. This is a huge improvement in the situation of the district compared to few weeks back.
The fatality rate in Odisha continues to be among the lowest in the country at around 0.58%, sources said.
Odisha is probably the only state where the entire cost of treatment is provided free of cost, while maintaining high standards of treatment through unique partnerships with reputed private hospitals.