Odisha: 2 nurses found Covid positive at Govt Cancer hospital in Cuttack

Acharya Harihar Postgraduate Institute of Cancer in Cuttack

Subrat Kumar Sarangi

Bhubaneswar (NVI): Two nurses of Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre at Cuttack tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, the only government-run cancer hospital in the state.

Both the nurses had come in contact with a cancer patient from Ganjam district of Odisha (the only district with the highest number of positive cases in Odisha). Following the detection of the case, the ward has been sealed and sanitized, officials said.

The doctors and nurses who had come in contact with them have been sent to home quarantine. Swab samples of 52 persons were collected and sent for tests out of which one male and one female nurse was found coronavirus positive and sent to a private hospital in the city for admission, Director of the Centre, Lalatendu Sarangi said.

The number of positive cases is increasing day by day in Odisha. The total number of positive cases has touched 6,859 as of now out of which 2,086 are active case and the death toll has reached 23.