Rashmi Ranjan

Continuing its upward trend, the daily Covid-19 infection tally breached the 500-mark in Odisha for the second time in a span of four days.

According to sources, a total of 7671 samples were tested in the last 24 hours of which 542 came positive. 

Similarly, one person reportedly died due to the infection in the State. 

The fresh infections have pushed the active case tally in the State to 3270.

According to Health department, 357 patients recuperated from the infection in the last 24 hours.

Earlier on Sunday, the single-day Covid-19 tally breached the 500-mark for the first time in this wave when 502 new cases were detected from different parts of the state. 

It is worthwhile to mention here that like other states in the country, Odisha too is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases.

On the other hand, India reported 9,629 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the active tally count to 61,013.

Notably, amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in the State, the Odisha government has made wearing of face masks in all health institutions mandatory.

The Directorate of Public Health, Odisha has issued an order, directing all the health authorities and medical colleges, and hospitals in the State to use masks to avoid the spread of the virus.