Odisha’s third COVID positive case reported from Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: A 60-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar on Thursday, raising the total number of novel coronavirus cases in Odisha to three, officials said.
“One more sample has tested positive for @covid19 in the State. This makes the number of positive cases 3 and all are from Bhubaneswar,” the Health and Family Welfare Department tweeted.
Sources said the third COVID-19 positive patient of Odisha reached Bhubaneswar from New Delhi by a flight at about 7 pm on March 10. He was admitted to a private clinic on March 24 and was in ICU for a day. Based on the contact history of the third positive case, the Health department has urged people not to visit the clinic concerned for out-patient and in-patient care.
The Government is trying to trace all those who had come in contact with the patient, a senior official said.
Meanwhile, Odisha Government has warned private hospitals of stringent action for non-compliance of regulations. Despite repeated advisories, some private health care facilities were found to be not complying with COVID-19 regulations. The Health department has urged them to act responsibly.
A 33-year-old man, who had returned from Italy, was the first COVID-19 patient of the State and it was detected on March 16. The second patient, who had come back from London, was diagnosed last Thursday.
The Government urged people not to panic and remain alert as the State reported the third case.