As many as 44 students of a national-level university in Cuttack have tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
According to sources, samples of 234 students were collected of which 44 found infected with the virus.
The infected students are now in isolation and their contact tracing will be done tomorrow, informed Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).
Notably, Odisha on Wednesday recorded 743 new Covid cases, the State’s highest daily infection number in over last several months.
The sharp uptick in the new positives takes the active infection tally to 3,878. Of the fresh infections, 436 have been detected from quarantine while the rest 307 are local transmission. Similarly, 87 cases are from the age group of 0 to 18 year.