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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported as many as 13 COVID-19 cases in a single day on Monday. The total number of Coronavirus positive cases in the State now stands at 74.

The case details show, among the six new cases reported, five are from Jajpur district and one belongs to Sundergarh.



Earlier today, the State Health Department reported the detection of seven new cases in the State. The sub-details show five belong to Bhadrak and two to Balasore district.

"7 new Positive Cases of #Covid19 found in #Odisha. 5 new Positive Cases From Bhadrak. 2 new Positive Cases From Balasore. Total no. of cases detected: 68. Contact tracing and follow up action is being done," tweeted the Information and Public Relations Department.

The case status released by State Health Department shows a two-year-old girl child in Balasore tested positive.

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“The COVID positive girl child in Balasore is a resident of Nilagiri block under Berhampur police limits of the district.” Harishchandra Jena, Deputy Collector, informed and further added that her sample was collected on 16 April, and the report was received on 20 April. Family members of the patient are sent to quarantine centre.

Post this new development, Bhadrak district administration has notified containment zone in five Gram Panchayats and restrictions were imposed in Basudevpur and Bhandaripokhari blocks- where cases were reported from.

Detection of new cases today in Bhadrak take the total COVID cases in the district to eight. In Balasore, the total number rose to three.

As on Monday, the number of active cases in Odisha stands at 49. While 24 patients were cured and discharged, one person died of the disease. Regarding the testing of samples, Odisha tested 10,641 samples till Sunday. A total of 10,573 have tested negative.

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Meanwhile, the Odisha government asked all people with travel history to West Bengal in the past 28 days to inform the local authorities and quarantine themselves at home.

The Health Department asked the West Bengal returnees to inform the local Sarpanch, Block Development Officer/Tahasildar and isolate themselves at home.

The decision has come after 10 people of the Bhadrak and Jajpur districts with recent travel history to West Bengal tested COVID-19 positive.

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