Bhubaneswar: Two more persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, taking Odisha’s count to 44.
The Health and Family Welfare Department, in a tweet, identified them as a 51-year-old woman of Dhenkanal and a 69-year-old man of Medinipur, West Bengal, undergoing treatment in a hospital in Bhubaneswar.
2 new COVID-19 POSITIVE cases confirmed so far today.
1 Dhenkanal town case, female 51 years
1 patient of a Bhubaneswar based private hospital , male 69 years of Medinipur, WB. Brought in ambulance directly from WB. Further details will be released during daily press briefing.
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) April 9, 2020
With this, the number of cases in Bhubaneswar, which has become a potential COVID-19 hotspot, rose to 35, which includes one death and two recoveries.