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Suryakant Jena

Bhubaneswar: New cases of SARS-nCoV infection have begun to paint a disconcerting picture for Odisha with the State on Saturday recording more than 200 cases for the third straight day in a row.

As per the State Health department data, a total of 210 fresh Covid cases have been reported from various parts of the State while one patient died due to the infection in the last 24 hours. Of the total positives, 124 were detected in quarantine centres while the rest 86 are local transmission cases.

The death has been reported from Sundargarh district. Khordha district with 51 cases topped the positive list among all the districts today. Nuapada continued to report another big surge with 23 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.

While 19 cases were reported from Cuttack, the districts of Kalahandi, Sundargarh and Bolangir reported 12 cases each, said the Health Department.

With the inclusion of today’s figures, the cumulative infected cases in the State has gone up to 3,39,904 while the death toll surged to 1,920. Odisha now has 1,449 active cases while 3,36,482 patients have recovered from the infection so far, said a release issued by the State I&PR Department.

The State has so far tested over 89,49,599 samples for Covid-19 tests including 28,828 on Thursday. Odisha’s positivity rate stands at 3.8 per cent, a data released by the Health and Family Welfare department said.

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