Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recorded 2617 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total positive tally to 235330, as per the health department. The State also saw 17 casualties during the same period, which has pushed the death toll to 924.

Of the fresh cases, 1521 have been detected from quarantines while 1096 are local contact cases. Khordha district has reported the highest 506 cases followed by Bargarh with 148 positives, Cuttack (136), Kendrapara (132), Angul (115) and Jajpur (112).

The health department has also shared the details of the 17 persons who succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours. Three COVID-19 deaths each were reported from Cuttack and Puri district, two deaths each from Balasore, Boudh, Bhubaneswar while one each succumbed in Angul, Keonjhar, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Sundergarh districts.

Official reports reveal 41,567 samples were tested on Friday for COVID-19 that include 4718 RT-PCR, 36777 samples via Antigen testing, and 72 samples via Truenat testing, taking the number of samples tested cumulatively across the state to 3482402.

The total number of patients in Odisha who have recuperated so far stands at 202302, while active case count is 32051.

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