Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Odisha reported 945 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours taking the total number of active cases in the State to 6,316. 

Of the total 945 new cases, 110 cases have been detected within the age group of 0-18 years. While 392 are local contact cases, 553 are detected from quarantine. 

As per the Health Department data, Khordha district topped the daily positive tally in the State with 371 new cases, followed by Sundargarh (103), Cuttack (75), Sambalpur (53), Sonepur (37), Mayurbhanj (32) and Nayagarh (27).

Meanwhile, one person also succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. The deceased is a 44-Year-old female of Puri district who was also suffering from chronic liver diseases and peptic ulcer. With this, the death toll reached 9,130.

As many as 539 Covid patients have recovered on Monday taking the total number of recovery to 12,85,374.

The COVID-19 surge in the Capital City has prompted Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to issue fresh guidelines for malls, street food vendors and other business establishments asking them to prevent crowding and ensure other COVID safety norms.
The civic body has advised all business establishments including shopping malls to check overcrowding and maintain social distancing of 6 feet. They were also asked to make face masks mandatory for all the staff and customers at all times.