Odisha News Insight

Khurda district, the only hotspot of Odisha

The govt is continuously identifying emerging “hotspots” of COVID-19 infection and employing a rigorous cluster containment strategy. The government has identified 10 significant hotspots across the country. These are Nizammudin and Dilshad Garden in Delhi, Noida and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Bhilwara in Rajasthan, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Kasaragod and Pathanamthitta in Kerala and, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra.

In Odisha, the Khurda district has been categorized as a COVID-19 hotspot by Government of India in its latest report. Khurda identified with 46 positive cases (37 active cases) has been classified as hotspot district with large outbreaks of coronavirus. It is among 123 such zones of the country. Bhadrak has also been listed as hotspot dist with clusters. It has reported three positive cases.

Seven other regions, namely: Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Puri and Sundargarh, have been designated as non-hotspot described districts.

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