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Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: The upward trend of COVID-19 curve in Odisha continues with the State reporting 2,898 new positives in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 70,020 on Thursday. On the other hand, the death toll has risen to 380 with eight more patients succumbing to the virus.

Of the new cases, 1,792 were reported from quarantine centres and 1,106 are local contact cases.

According to Information and Public Relations department, Khordha reported the highest single-day spike of 524 cases. Three districts- Cuttack, Nayagarh and Ganjam reported over 200 cases, while seven districts- Balasore, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Koraput, Rayagada, Puri and Sundargarh registered more than 100 cases.

With the spike in COVID-19 cases, the active case count stands at 22,651, while 46,935 have so far recovered from the disease.

According to Health and Family Welfare department, Ganjam reported four deaths, while Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri registered one death each.

The deceased include:

  • A 57-year-old female of Ganjam district who was also suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension and hypothyroidism
  • A 48-year-old male of Ganjam district who was also suffering from Diabetes and Morbid Obesity
  • An 82-year-old male of Ganjam district who was also suffering from Hypertension
  • A 62-year-old male of Ganjam district who was also suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension.
  • A 59-year-old male of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension & Chronic Kidney Disease
  • An 82-year-old male of Cuttack district
  • A 58-year-old male of Dhenkanal district
  • A 76-year-old female of Puri district who was also suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension

The additional chief secretary of Health Department Pradipta Mohapatra informed that a record 53,478 COVID-19 tests – 5,849 RT-PCR, 47,512 antigen tests and 117 TruNat-based tests were conducted in the State in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative test count to 11,15,947.

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