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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: As many as 335 people were tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours while four patients died while undergoing treatment at various hospitals during the period, as per the data revealed by the State Health department.

With the fresh cases, the total coronavirus tally in the State rose to 323364 while the death toll mounted to 1798.

Of the fresh cases, 193 are reported in quarantine centres while 142 positives are local contacts. Only one district has reported a spike of over 50 cases. Sundargarh district recorded the highest 52 new cases, followed by Khordha (31), Balasore (26), Angul (25) and Cuttack (20 cases), as per State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) department.

As per the data by the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department, while Sundargarh district reported two deaths, one each died in Balasore and Malkangiri districts.

The Health department has also shared the details of the patients who succumbed while under treatment at hospitals during the period.

  • A 70-year-old male of Balasore district who was also suffering from Coronary Artery Disease & Hypertension.
  • A 70-year-old male of Malakangiri district who was also suffering from Diabetes Melitus, Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease & Coronary Artery Disease.
  • A 65-year-old male of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease & Hypertension.
  • A 55-year-old female of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension.

As of now, at least 53 patients infected with COVID-19 have died due to pre-existing ailments, informed the H&FW department.

So far, 3,18,278 patients have recuperated from the disease in the State, while the active case count stands at 3,231. A total of 32,998 samples were tested in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tests to 63,45,705 in Odisha.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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