Odisha Crosses 3K In Daily Caseload After 6 Months; 3 More Die Of COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: The daily COVID-19 caseload breached the 3000-mark in Odisha after a gap of almost six months on Friday with 3108 more people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

The state had registered 3144 new infections on October 8 last year.

Odisha also saw three more deaths due to the virus. The victims are from Balangir, Ganjam and Sambalpur since Thursday.

According to the I & PR Department, these fresh cases have been detected in 30 districts of the state. Among them, 1806 are from quarantine and 1302 local transmission cases.

Khurda and Sundargarh lead the tally with 534 and 523 new cases respectively, followed by Cuttack (163), Nabarangpur (156), Sambalpur (153), Balasore (151), Nuapada (140), Bargarh (132), Balangir (133), Puri (114) and Keonjhar 105 cases.

Districts that reported cases below 100 – Jharsuguda (89), Jajpur (75), Mayurbhanj (71), Ganjam (55), Kalahandi (55), Bhadrak (53), Angul (44), Sonepur (42), Rayagada (38), Jagatsinghpur (29), Koraput (23), Kendrapara (22), Deogarh (19), Gajapati (18), Dhenkanal (16), Nayagarh (15), Kandhamal (10), Boudh (9) and Malkangiri (3).

These cases were detected from the 33,251 samples tested for COVID-19, taking the positivity rate of the state to 3.74 per cent.

With this, the number of active cases has mounted to 16,889.

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