Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: As many as 76 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infected cases to 1593 in the State.

With the detection of the new cases, the active COVID-19 tally has jumped to 853 while the total number of recoveries stands at 733. Seven persons have succumbed to the disease so far.

In the last 24 hours, Bolangir reported the highest 16 COVID-19 cases, while Khurda and Nuapada reported 13 cases each, Cuttack 11, Ganjam 10, Jagatsinghpur 6, Sundergarh 2, Nayagarh 2, Balasore 2 and Mayurbhanj 1 case.

Meanwhile, the State I&PR Department shared the details of the fresh cases. While 74 are from quarantine centres, rest 2 are local cases.

• 2 cases in Nayagarh (All in quarantine centres. Surat returnees)

• 2 cases in Sundergarh (All in quarantine centres. 1 each of Jharkhand & Maharashtra returnees)

• 10 cases in Ganjam (8 in quarantine centres. 6 Surat returnees & 2 local contact cases)

• 13 cases in Khurdha (All in quarantine centres. 10 Surat & 3 Maharashtra returnees)

• 1 case in Mayurbhanj (In quarantine centre. Surat returnee)

• 11 cases in Cuttack (All in quarantine centres. 8 Gujarat, 2 Maharastra & 1 TN returnees)

• 2 cases in Balasore (All in quarantine centres. 1 TN & 1 Maharashtra returnees)

• 16 cases in Bolangir (All in quarantine centres. 8 Maharastra, 5 WB, 1 each of AP, Gujarat & TN       returnees)

• 13 cases in Nuapada (All in quarantine centres. 12 Maharastra & 1 Gujarat returnees)

• 6 cases in Jagatsinghpur (All in quarantine centres. 2 WB & 4 Maharastra returnees)

Ganjam district has so far reported highest 368 COVID cases but the silver lining is 272 of them have already recovered. If current active cases are considered, Jajpur tops the chart with 121 active positives (total 242), Ganjam is next with 93 cases, Bhadrak 60 (106), Khurda 41 (total 99) and Balasore 37 (139).

A total of 4679‬ RT-PCR tests in the last 24 hours in Odisha. The total samples tested till now stand at 136724.

On Tuesday, 84 more COVID-19 patients recuperated from the disease - of which 24 were from Ganjam, 18 from Jajpur, 11 from Balasore, 7 from Cuttack, 6 from Bhadrak, 5 from Kendrapara, 4 each from Khurdha and Puri, 2 each from Nayagarh and Mayurbhanj and 1 from Sundergarh.

Worth mentioning, a doctor posted at the Cuttack District Headquarters Hospital, popularly known as the City Hospital, was tested positive for COVID-19. He has been admitted to the Ashwini COVID Hospital in Cuttack where he is undergoing treatment.

The State witnessed its biggest spike on Monday when 103 persons were detected positive. However, situation hasn't deteriorated and there hasn't been an uptrend in the COVID situation in State.

(Edited By Devbrat Patnaik)

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