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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Three health workers are among nine persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours. As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), two male and one female employee of a dedicated COVID hospital in the city have tested positive for COVID-19.

Apart from the three health workers, two positive cases have been reported from Gadakana and Bhimpur area and one case each from Chandrasekharpur and Nirankari Nagar (Salia Sahi) areas in the city.

Out of the total, 404 COVID-19 active cases in Khurda district, 158 cases have been reported from BMC limits. The total number of active cases in Bhubaneswar now stands at 72, while there have been 82 recoveries along with three deaths.

On Wednesday, 17 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Bhubaneswar. Among the new positive cases, seven were Indian Railways staff with travel history to Delhi.

As many as 174 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been reported in the past 24 hours in Odisha, taking the total positive cases in the state to Odisha to 4,512. Of the new Covid-19 cases, 146 cases were reported from quarantine centres while 28 are local contact cases. Ganjam district reported the highest 56 cases followed by Balasore (34), Puri (16) cases, Khurda (10), Jajpur (9) while Nabarangpur and Kendrapara districts reported 7 cases each. Koraput and Kalahandi reported 6 cases each with Keonjhar 5, Bargarh 4, Kandhamal, Sundargarh and Bhadrak 3 each, Boudh 2, Malkangiri, Nuapada and Bolangir one each, informed I &PR department.

Apart from new cases, 97 more persons recuperated from COVID-19, taking the total recoveries to 3144.

In another development, the first batch of 13 out of the total 50 NDRF personnel, who have tested positive for COVID-19 post Cyclone Amphan duty in West Bengal, recovered today. NDRF DG SN Pradhan, who spoke with the recovered jawans through video conferencing, said the morale of the jawans is high and they will resume their duty soon.

Apart from NDRF, 11 personnel of Odisha Fire Services department also recovered from COVID-19.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

Also Read: Coronavirus Tally In Odisha Goes Past 4500-Mark, 174 More Test Positive For Covid-19

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