Sharmili Mallick

The Covid-19 infection in Odisha crossed 2500-mark for the time in 2022 with 2,703 cases, including 409 children in 0 to 18 years age group, in the last 24 hours. Khordha district, which includes Bhubaneswar, topped the list again with 926 cases on Friday.

Odisha had last crossed the 2000-mark in a single day with 2,085 cases on July 19, 2021, as per the data revealed by the State Information and Public Relations Department (I&PR). The state had logged 1,897 COVID-19 cases on Thurseday and on Wedenesday, there were 1,216 infections.

The death toll due to Covid-19 has climbed to 8,468 in the State with one more death from Khordha district in the last 24 hours, informed the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

Among the new infections today, 1579 are quarantine cases while 1124  are local contacts, informed the I&PR department.

With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State jumped to 10,62,476 while the active cases stood at 8,237 and the number of recoveries is at 10,45,718 till date.

After Khordha, Sundargarh reported a maximum of 454 infections today, followed by 191 in Cuttack, 179 in Sambalpur, 106 in Jharsuguda and 211 in State Pool.

Number of Cases in Other Districts

Jajpur-78, Bargarh-75, Balasore-73, Puri-54, Maurbhanj-42, Deogarh-37, Keonjhar-33, Nabarangpur-29, Ganjam-27, Rayagada-22, Koraput-19, Jagatsinghpur-13, Kalahandi-13, Nuapada-10, Sonepur-10, Gajapati-9, Angul-7, Boudh-7, Kendrapara-6, Nayagarh-6, Bhadrak-5, Dhenkanal-3, Kandhamal-3, Malkangiri-1

Odisha so far has tested 2,59,63,037 samples, including 68, 970 in the last 24 hours, for Covid-19. The positivity rate in the State has now jumped to 3.92  per cent.