By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, July 13, 2020: Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Monday claimed that the state has the lowest fatality rate due to COVID-19 in the country.

“At present, the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in Odisha is around 64-65 per cent and the fatality rate is among the lowest in the country at 0.48 per cent,” said Tripathy.

Tripathy further claimed, “Odisha has a robust COVID-19 management system and many layers of monitoring systems in the state, but as the pandemic situation is evolving, we need time to time policy according to the situation and strengthen our resources.”

The state government is planning to enhance the RT-PCR and Antigen testing in the state along with the infrastructure and other health care facilities.

Till July 12, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha stood at 13,737, including 4,896 active cases.

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