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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported a surge of 3053 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total virus tally to 229387 in the State on Saturday.

Of the fresh cases, 1804 patients are from quarantine, while 1249 are local contact cases, informed State I&PR department.

Cases continue to rise steadily in Khordha district as it reported 561 positives, followed by Cuttack 256, and Jharsuguda 146.

This apart, 17persons succumbed to the disease in a span of 24 hours. Three COVID-19 deaths were reported from Balasore and Dhenkanal district, two deaths each from Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Puri while one each succumbed in Bhadrak, Ganjam, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj and Nayagarh districts.

The total number of patients in Odisha who have recovered from the disease stands at 194128, while active case count is 34314.

Official reports reveal 46,404 samples were tested on Friday for COVID-19 that include 7961 RT-PCR, 38385 samples via Antigen testing, and 58 samples via Truenat testing, taking the number of samples tested cumulatively across the state to 3395265.

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