Due to the well-marked low-pressure formed over the North Coastal of the state and Northwest of Bay of Bengal will lead to heavy rainfall in Odisha. The low-pressure will move towards west-north in the coming days. The IMD has advised fishermen not to go into sea till 16th August as the wind speed can reach around 55 kmph.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients’ number is high in Odisha

For the director of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Ashok Mohapatra says that Odisha has a high number of COVID-19 asymptomatic patients. The tests need to be done more aggressively to detect COVID-19 positive cases faster. Now, the positive cases are increasing with an increase in the testing rate. He advises people not to panic and cooperate with govt.

The total COVID-19 recovery cases cross 40,000 marks

With 1521 fresh COVID-19 positive recoveries, the Odisha has crossed 40,000 total recoveries on Saturday. As per the report, the Ganjam district witnessed 272 recoveries, while 231 patients recovered from the disease in Khurdha. With the recoveries, the number of active cases has now gone down to 16, 013. The death toll as on Saturday recorded at 333.

COVID-19 positive cases in Bhubaneswar stands at 5119

After the detection of 277 new cases on Saturday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar has crossed the 5000 marks. The total positive cases on Saturday are 5119. Among the newly detected positive cases, 96 are local cases, and 181 are from different quarantine centers. However, on Saturday, 133 patients recovered from the disease.

State CM pays tribute to the COVID-19 warriors

While hoisted the National flag on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to COVID warriors who are working tirelessly to control the increasing rate of COVID-19. He said that due to their contribution, the recovery case in the state is now increasing.

Odisha DGP suspends IIC of Jaleswar police station

Based on a link with a drug peddled, Director General of Police Abhay as suspended Dhaneswar Sahu, Jaleswar police station’s Inspector In-charge. He informed about this through his official Twitter account. The step has been taken based on an audio clip where the IIC is talking to Nasruddin, a drug peddler.

Delay in school syllabus creates serious questions

The rationalization of state school syllabus has been delayed for the new academic year, and this has raised many questions among educationalists. The BSE- Board of Secondary Education has not released the syllabus yet, which can affect both teachers as well as students. Students may not get enough time for preparation, experts said.