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Covid-19 recovery rate in BMC rises to 63.16%

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 recovery rate has increased to 63.16 per cent under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area, said an official on Saturday.

BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said that while testing has gone up rapidly across the city, the recovery rate has increased to 63.16 per cent with 2,360 cured till date, out of 3,573 patients admitted in various health facilities.

Similarly in home isolation cases, the cured rate is 60.11 percent with 327 cured out of 515.

On hospital facility management aspect, the BMC Commissioner said the various resident welfare associations (RWA) have come forward to establish COVID Care Homes.

The first community involvement initiative was initiated by the RWA of Bhawani Enclave, Saheed Nagar.

While COVID hospital monitoring is supervised by senior officials, facility managers are directly managing the COVID Care Centres and COVID Care Homes.

He added that the city has got 3,461 total hospital beds including 115 ventilator facility in ICU (intensive care unit) and total 218 total ICU and HDU (high dependency units).

Speaking on the urgent need among the public to have social responsibility to wear masks and maintain social distancing inside markets, he also said that 1,737 COVID Sacetaks and 348 mentors are working tirelessly to spread awareness among the people.