COVID Cluster In Cuttack: Odisha’s Cases Double In 24 Hours

Cuttack: The number of COVID-19 cases doubled in Odisha in the last 24 hours, climbing to 31 on Thursday from 15 on Wednesday, rising sharply after at least 13 inmates of a boys hostel at a private educational institution in Odisha’s Cuttack tested positive.

The institute falls under ward No. 59 of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

Fifty-six hostel inmates of the institute had undergone Rapid Antigen Test after showing COVID-19 symptoms. Of them, 13 samples tested positive. All students of the institution will undergo RT-PCR test on Thursday, informed Cuttack district COVID-19 nodal officer Umesh Ray.

According to the I&PR Department, 18 fresh cases are from quarantine and 13 local contacts.

Here’s the district-wise figures of cases:

Cuttack: 16

Jharsuguda: 1

Khurda: 10

Puri: 1

Three cases are from the state pool.

With 10,522 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) stood at 0.29%.

Odisha has 127 active cases as of Thursday.

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