Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha crossed 4-lakh mark today with as many as 6,647 more persons testing positive for the virus and eight patients succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, said a data released by the State Information and Public Relations Department on Saturday.

Today’s surge pushed the State’s Coronavirus positive tally to 4,01,341 while the death toll surged to 1,981. The active cases in the State stood at 43,304 while 3,56,003 patients have cured or recovered so far.

While two fatalities were reported from Sundargarh, one death each was reported from Balasore, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Cuttack and Nuapada districts, said the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

As per the data released by the H&FW Department, Khordha recorded the maximum 1189 cases in the last 24 hours. Other two districts which reported over 500 cases are- Sundargarh (788) and Nuapada (559).

Districts which reported over 100 cases are- Puri (395), Kalahandi (361), Jharsuguda (343), Cuttack (336), Bargarh (290), Balangir (234), Nabarangpur (224), Keonjhar (183), Sambalpur (175), Ganjam (161), Angul (141), Jajpur (133), Mayurbhanj (122), Rayagada (116) and Nayagarh (110).

Similarly, Gajapati (96), Koraput (67), Jagatsinghpur (65), Balasore (53), Kendrapada (47), Bhadrak (41), Boudh (39), Deogarh (34), Dhenkanal (34), Kandhamal (26), Malkangiri (17) and Sonepur (2) detected cases below 100 in last 24 hours.

The State has so far tested a total of 97,93,470 samples including 43,538 on Friday. Odisha’s positivity rate stands at 4.03 percent.