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Covid on downward trajectory, restrictions withdrawn

Meanwhile amid substantial drop in cases, the Odisha government has withdrawn all COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory wearing of masks in public places and prohibition on large gatherings, officials said.

SNS | BHUBANESWAR |

Maintaining its downward trajectory, the State recorded 6 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday at 0.06% test positivity rate (TPR), said health and family welfare department officials.

Meanwhile amid substantial drop in cases, the Odisha government has withdrawn all COVID-19 restrictions, including mandatory wearing of masks in public places and prohibition on large gatherings, officials said.

The COVID-19 tally rose to 13,36,394, a bulletin issued by the department said, adding that several districts have turned Covid free with no active cases.

The death toll remained static at 9,204 as no fatality was reported in the last 24 hours. Fifty-three other Covid patients have died due to comorbidities so far. No fresh recovery was reported for more than a week.

There are now 69 active cases while the test positivity rate was 0.06 per cent as the cases were detected out of 8,884 samples tested. No child was among the new patients.

“In view of the substantial decline of COVID-19 cases in the state over the past several months, the government after careful consideration is pleased to repeal ‘The Odisha COVID-19 Regulations, 2020’ as amended from time to time; with immediate effect,” the Health and Family Welfare Department issued a notification to this effect on Saturday last.