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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The number of Covid-19 cases in Odisha breached the 11,000-mark on Thursday after the state recorded its highest single-day spike of 577 new Coronavirus infections.

At least four persons have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours in Odisha taking the death toll to 52. While three persons have died in Ganjam district, Bhadrak reported the fourth death case today, the State Health Dept stated in its website.

This is the third consecutive day that the State has recorded new Covid-19 cases over 500-mark.
The new 577 cases detected from 22 districts have now taken the overall positive tally in the State to 11201 which includes 4128 active cases, 7006 recoveries.

Out of the three deaths from Ganjam, one was a 65-year-old female patient suffering from diabetes and hypertension, the second one was a 58-year-old male suffering from Tubercular Meningitis and the third one was a 63-year-old male who was suffering from diabetes.

Similarly, the fourth death was a 58-year-old male patient from Bhadrak district who was suffering from diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Besides, two other persons who were tested positive for Covid-19 died while undergoing treatment at the hospital due to other causes. One among them was a 42-year-old male from Keonjhar district who succumbed to Cancer of hard palate. The other was an 88-year-old from Bhadrak district and died due to Pyrexia with acute kidney injury and metabolic acidosis.

Ganjam reported a maximum of 260 cases as its overall positives surged beyond 3000-mark. Among others, Sundargarh reported 83 cases, Khurda (56), Keonjhar (48), Balasore (30), Gajapati (17), Mayurbhanj (14), Cuttack (14).

Similarly, Jajpur reported 9 cases, Angul (7), Jagatsinghpur (7), Koraput (6), Boudh (5), Puri (5), Dhenkanal (4), Kendrapara (3), Sambalpur (3), Bhadrak (2), Jharsuguda (1), Kandhamal (1), Malkangiri (1) and Nayagarh (1).

Meanwhile, a total of 6,289‬ RT-PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in Odisha taking the cumulative tests to 314987.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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