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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The cumulative COVID-19 caseload in Odisha rose to 323029 on Friday as 387 persons tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. With the death of four more patients during the period, the death toll mounted to 1,798.

Of the fresh cases, 220 were from quarantine while 167 were local contacts, as per the data revealed by the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department.

Sundargarh district topped the daily COVID-19 positive tally in the State with 58 new cases, followed by Khordha with 50 cases while Angul reported 27 cases in last 24 hours.

In terms of death, Bargarh, Khordha, Malkangiri and Mayurbhanj reported one death each, according to the Odisha Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department.

The H&FW department also released the details of the deceased:

  • A 35-year-old male of Baragarh district.
  • A 73-year-old male of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from Hypertension & CVA.
  • A 70-year-old male of Mayurbhanj district who was also suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease.
  • A 70-year-old male of Malkangiri district who was also suffering from Diabetes Melitus, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease & Cerebro Vascular Accident.

A total of 31,545 samples were tested in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tests to 63,12,707 in Odisha. The active caseload in the State stands at 3,308 while 3,17,870 patients have recuperated from the disease so far.

Meanwhile, with 29,398 new coronavirus infections and 414 deaths in the past 24 hours, India’s overall coronavirus tally climbed to 97,96,770, while the death toll touched 1,42,186, said the Union Health Ministry.

(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)

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