Bhubaneswar: Odisha touched a new height in daily cases of fatalities due to Covid-19 since the onset of pandemic with 35 more patients succumbing to the deadly virus in last 24 hours even as the single-day spike once again crossed 11,000 mark during the period.
“Regret to inform the demise of thirty five numbers of Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,” Health and Family Welfare Department stated through a tweet.
The department further added that Khordha district recorded the maximum five fatalities including four from Bhubaneswar. Angul also witnessed the same figure as five infected persons lost the battle to the deadly virus while undergoing treatment at various hospitals.
Nabarangpur reported four fatalities due to contagious virus during the period. Three patients each from Sundergarh and Kendrapara, two each from Kalahandi, Jharsuguda, Koraput succumbed to the Covid infection in last 24 hours.
Similarly, districts like Bhadrak, Boudh, Cuttack, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Rayagada registered one death each, H&FW department tweet stated. The fresh fatalities pushed the total death count to 2, 584 in State.
At the same time, the State reported 11, 623 new positive cases in past 24 hours tallying the caseload to 726003. Out of the fresh cases, 6509 people were found infected from quarantine centres while 5114 caught the infections from local contacts.
The active cases in the State stood at 110373 after 11, 769 patients recovered from the disease during the period. The recovered tally has climbed to 612993.
Khordha District touched 2K mark in daily virus infection figures for the first time as it recorded 2021 new cases followed by 998 in Cuttack, 823 in Angul and 699 in Sundergarh district.