Odisha Reports Further Fall In Daily COVID Cases; Khurda & Sundargarh In Yellow Zone

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported a further fall in COVID cases on Tuesday with 741 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

The state had seen a sharp fall in cases on Monday when 797 were people found infected after recording 1,029 infections on Sunday.

According to the I & PR department, 433 of the new cases have been reported from quarantine and 308 local contacts. Among them, 138 positives are in the age group of 0 to 18 years. Sundargarh saw the highest of 176 cases followed by Khurda at 140.

Here are the district-wise figures of new cases:
1. Angul: 3
2. Balasore: 12
3. Bargarh: 17
4. Bhadrak: 12
5. Balangir: 28
6. Boudh: 6
7. Cuttack: 38
8. Deogarh: 9
9. Dhenkanal: 2
10. Gajapati: 5
11. Ganjam: 6
12. Jagatsinghpur: 5
13. Jajpur: 10
14. Jharsuguda: 6
15. Kalahandi: 36
16. Kandhamal: 15
17. Kendrapada: 5
18. Khurda: 140
19. Koraput: 16
20. Mayurbhanj: 59
21. Nabarangpur: 11
22. Nayagarh: 8
23. Nuapada: 16
24. Puri: 2
25. Rayagada: 10
26. Sambalpur: 41
27. Sonepur: 20
28. Sundargarh: 176

Besides, 27 are from the state pool.

With these cases being detected from 1,864 samples, the test positivity rate stood at 3.9% against 4,31% on Monday and 5.16% on Sunday. While Odisha now has 6616 active cases, both Khurda and Sundargarh are in the yellow zone with over 1000 patients.

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