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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bhubaneswar: The daily Covid-19 cases in the Smart City of Bhubaneswar breached the 300-mark on Wednesday with 307 persons testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Out of the total 307 new cases, a whopping 238 have been categorised as local contact cases while 69 are detected from quarantine centres, according to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

With this, the total active cases in the State Capital rose to 1481 while 32448 have been cured of the disease till today.

The capital city also recorded recovery of 62 more patients from the disease in the last 24 hours.

It is worthwhile to mention here that, Bhubaneswar reported 191 Covid cases a day before Wednesday and a jump straight into the 300s in just 24 hours is being frowned upon by many in the city.

Earlier in the day, the Covid-19 single-day cases in Odisha breached 2000-mark for the first time in 2021 with as many as 2267 persons testing positive. Besides, three patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)

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