Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally may cross 75,000 mark along with 200 more fatalities by the end of August, said the technical spokesperson of Odisha Health Department, Jayant Panda on Tuesday.
According to Panda, the caseload is bound to rise at this point of the pandemic and the State may record 50,000 more COVID-19 cases in August.
However, there’s nothing to panic as the State has also recorded more than 23,000 recoveries so far, said Panda adding, “Let’s try to save each life carefully.”
“At this stage of pandemic numbers will rise. We may add another 50K cases in August with around another 200 deaths, total number crossing 75K as per predictions. Let’s not get worried, let’s not chase the number-more than 23K have recovered. Let’s try to save each life carefully,” he tweeted.
COVID-19 cases in Odisha have more than doubled in the last 15 days. On July 20, the State tally was at 18,110 with 97 deaths. However, in the last 15 days (as of August 4), the total number of COVID-19 cases in the State has increased to 37,681.
Odisha’s COVID19 death toll increased to 216 with the virus claiming nine more lives in the last 24 hours.