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Subadh Kumar Nayak

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported four more COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases on Thursday taking the tally to 48 in the State. The Health & Family Welfare Department has shared the development in it's website.

The H&FW Department, however, is yet to reveal details of the COVID-19 patients.

Also Read: COVID-19 Outbreak: Odisha First State To Extend Lockdown Till April 30

The department mentioned that 408 samples were tested on April 9, out of which six tested positive for COVID-19.

Currently, the cumulative sample tests stand at 3249 of which 48 have tested positive so far. While the active cases have risen to 45, one person has succumbed to the disease while two have been discharged from hospital.

Earlier on Thursday, the State had reported two coronavirus positive cases which included a 51-year-old female, a resident of Dhenkanal town and a 70-year-old male from Medinipur in West Bengal.

Also Read: COVID-19 Not Cricket, Don’t Seek Ball-By-Ball Account: Odisha Govt Tells Media Personnel

According to the department, the man from West Bengal who was brought in ambulance directly from the neighbouring State, is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

It is worthwhile to mention here that Odisha became the first State in the country to extend the lockdown, imposed due to rising cases of COVID-19, for 16 more days till April 30. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement following a State Cabinet meeting yesterday.

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