Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

As many as 22 employees of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.

The development came after the testing of the swab samples of some of the employees on Wednesday. All other employees will undergo Covid test today.

Meanwhile, restriction on public entry into BMC office has been imposed.

Covid-19 daily count in Odisha breached 10,000-mark for the first time in nearly eight months today. The State on Thursday reported 10,059 cases, including 872 cases from 0 to 18 years age group, in the last 24 hours. Khordha district reported maximum 3,188 cases, followed by Sundergarh (1348), Cuttack (870) and Sambalpur (570).

With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 11,01,606 while a total of  10,48,732 people have recovered from the infection. The active cases have gone up to 44,349.


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