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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: A five-year-old boy from Mangal Bazar area in Jharsuguda has tested positive for COVID-19, informed the district Collector on Friday. In a tweet, Jharsuguda Collector informed that the entire family of the minor boy has been in home quarantine since their return from outside the State.

The collector also urged the citizens not to panic citing that the situation is under control & the health condition of the entire family is being monitored.

Apart from Jharsuguda, 5 new COVID-19 cases in Sundergarh, confirmed Collector Nikhil Pawan Kalyan.

Meanwhile, a 24-hour shutdown was declared by the Sarpanch at Kiapalla panchayat in Banki block of Cuttack district following detection of a COVID-19 case. “The swab samples were sent for tests on May 19 and five persons, all lodged in quarantine centre, have tested positive. All of them have been shifted to COVID hospital yesterday and a shutdown has been declared for 24 hours till tomorrow as a precautionary measure,” said Chakradhar Sahoo, local Sarpanch.

Earlier, Odisha reported 86 new COVID-19 cases and 43 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 1189 today. State Health and Family Welfare Department today informed that the total active COVID-19 cases in Odisha stood at 746 with death toll at 7 and recoveries at 436.

While 46 samples were found Covid-19 positive in Jajpur district, 11 cases were detected in Cuttack, six from Nayagarh, five from Ganjam, three cases each from Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Khurda and Puri districts, two from Bolangir and one from Sundergarh district. As per the data shared by the H&FW Department, out of these cases, 80 cases have been detected from quarantine centres, one from containment zone while five others are local contacts.

Out of the total 43 recoveries, 15 are from Angul, eight each from Ganjam, Rourkela and Jajpur and one each from Puri, Kendrapara, Cuttack and Boudh.

Also Read: Covid-19 Cases Surge To 1189 In Odisha With 86 New Positives


(Edited by Bikram Jena)

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