Bhubaneswar: Ganjam district will turn into a major hot spot in Odisha within two weeks with the trickling of migrants coming back to their native places, the tally may cross more than 100. However, the totally tally stands at 205 as of Thursday
Total 17 COVID-19 cases were tested positive in the district with the total going up to 21 today.
Hours after the state reported the highest single day spike of 20 new cases taking the total number of coronavirus positive cases to 205, the state government shared the details of all the 20 COVID19 patients.
As per the Information & Public Relations Department (I&PR) of the State government, 19 out of 20 positive cases reported from Ganjam and Mayurbhanj districts, are male and one is a female.
The lone female is a 20-year-old resident of Ganjam district.
In Ganjam, the male are of age: 27, 27, 20, 38, 23, 29, 50, 30, 29, 21, 43, 43, 39, 46, 18 and 24 years.
The three positive cases in Mayurbhanj are all male and their ages are 21, 36 and 44 year. All of them are Surat returnees and are now in quarantine.
Ganjam district administration sources said, till now more than 20,000 migrants have returned to the district and all have been put in different quarantine centres. Most of them are from Surat. It is suspected that some are HIV patients. When asked about the details to the district administration authorities, they said it was not the prime importance now. The authorities said that most important is to stop the pandemic through social distancing and other measures.