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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: With 86 new cases in the last 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha rose to 1189, informed State Health and Family Welfare Department today. While the active COVID-19 cases in Odisha stood to 789, the death toll remained at 7 and recoveries stood at 393.

Of the new cases, while 46 samples were found coronavirus positive from Jajpur, 11 cases were detected in Cuttack, 6 from Nayagarh, 5 from Ganjam, three each cases from Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Khurda and Puri districts, two from Bolangir and one from Sundergarh district.

As per the data shared by the H&FW Department, 80 cases have been detected from quarantine centres, one from containment zone while five others are local contacts.

Here are the details of 86 new cases as shared by the State I&PR department:

  • 46 cases in Jajpur (All in quarantine centres. 37 WB, 1 Telangana, 2 TN & 4 UAE, 1 CG & 1 Haryana returnees)
  • 3 cases in Khurdha (1 in quarantine centre, Maharashtra returnee & 2 local case)
  • 5 cases in Ganjam (3 in quarantine centres, 2 Surat & 1 TN returnees. 2 local case)
  • 3 cases in Puri (All in quarantine centres. 1 Gujarat & 2 WB returnees)
  • 1 case in Sundergarh (Containment zone. Local case)
  • 3 cases in Keonjhar (All in quarantine centres. West Bengal returnees)
  • 3 cases in Bhadrak (All in quarantine centres. Maharashtra returnees)
  • 6 cases in Nayagarh (All in quarantine centres. Surat returnees)
  • 11 cases in Cuttack (10 in quarantine centres. 4 WB, 3 Gujarat, 1 TN & 2 Telangana returnees. 1 local case)
  • 5 cases in Balasore (All in quarantine centres. 4 Maharashtra & 1 Telangana returnees)

Meanwhile, a total of 5,014 RT-PCR tests were conducted in State in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative tests conducted for COVID-19 in the State till date rose to 1,13,446.

Earlier on Thursday, 50 persons were cured of COVID-19 in Odisha taking the total recoveries to 393. This was the second time that 50 or more Coronavirus recoveries have been reported in a single day. Earlier on May 18, highest 57 recoveries were reported in the state.

The government informed that 22 COVID-19 patients recovered in Ganjam, 15 recoveries were reported from Balasore, five from Bhadrak along with three each from Jajpur and Boudh and one each from Mayurbhanj and Rourkela.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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