PTI

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,55,776 on Wednesday as 3,450 people tested positive for the infection, 364 more than the previous day, a health bulletin said.

Nineteen more patients succumbed to the infection, taking the state's coronavirus death toll to 8,648, it said.

The test positivity rate rose to 5.84 per cent as 59,040 samples were examined in the last 24 hours.

The infections plunged by 53.5 per cent from 7,416 a week ago. The state had logged 3,086 cases and 17 deaths on Tuesday.

Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, registered the highest number of new cases at 714. A total of 436 children are among the new patients in the state, the bulletin said.

Three children, including a four-year-old boy in Cuttack, are among the fresh fatalities. Bhubaneswar and Puri recorded two deaths each. Fifty-three other patients have died due to comorbidities to date.

The active cases declined to 37,762, including 10,467 in Khurda, which is in the red zone along with Sundargarh and Cuttack, where current infections are over 2,500 each.

At least 7,767 patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 12,09,313, it added.
 

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