Odisha govt achieved a milestone in conducting more than 1 lakh COVID-19 tests in two days. The positivity rate has come down drastically from 9.2% a month back to 5.5% on August 16. Ganjam district leads 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%.
The fatality rate in Odisha continues to be among the lowest in the country at around 0.58%. It indicates the strength of the dedicated Covid care system of hospitals and Covid care centres and homes established across the state in every district.