Surge In COVID-19 Cases Continues In Odisha’s Khurda, Bhubaneswar A Big Worry

Khurda: With 524 new COVID-19 cases being detected in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day so far, Khurda district continued to remain one of the epicentres of coronavirus in Odisha on Thursday.

The district now has 10,370 cases, the second highest in the state after Ganjam. Alarmingly, a whopping 6,170 cases were reported in the past three weeks.

The district, which had surpassed Ganjam in terms of a daily spike from August 7 with 274 cases, has been reporting the highest number of daily cases recently. The number of daily cases breached the 300-mark on August 9.

The administration has been taking all measures to keep the situation under control in rural areas, but the infections detected in Bhubaneswar form the biggest chunk of the total cases reported in the district.

With the 319 more people testing positive for the virus in Bhubaneswar, the COVID-19 tally in the Odisha capital touched 6,396 on Thursday and it was the second consecutive day when the city reported over 300 cases.

The city had reported 1,284 cases in the last week, 370 on August 19, 220 on August 18, 198 on August 17, 170 on August 16, 277 on August 15 and 247 on August 14.

With 52 deaths and 5995 recoveries, the district has 4313 active cases atpresent.

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