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Suryakant Jena

Bhubaneswar: As many as 62 more Covid-19 patients in Odisha have recovered from the disease taking the total novel-Coronavirus recovery tally to 498. However, as per the latest information from the State Health and Family Welfare department, one of the recoved case belongs to Maharashtra due to which the total recovery in Odisha now stands at 497.

While Ganjam district reported the bulk of 41 recoveries, 15 Covid patients recovered from the disease in Balasore. Jajpur, Mayurbhanj and Bhadrak districts have reported 1 recovered case each while Sundergarh reported 2 recoveries.

With the highest tally of SARS-nCoV in the State, Ganjam also now has a significant high number of recovered cases with 203 patients of its total 341 positives having recuperated from the disease.

Earlier in the day, the State reported 80 fresh Covid cases taking the total positives tally to 1269. Odisha has so far witnessed 7 deaths while active cases now stand at 765.

Jajpur is the second most Covid burden district of the State with 239 cases followed by 128 in Balasore, 98 in Bhadrak and 74 in Khurda.

With detection of new cases - 1 in Nabarangpur and 4 cases in Gajapati, Covid tentacles have now spread to a total of 26 districts in the State.

Out of the new COVID-19 patients, a total of 71 persons detected positive for the virus are in quarantine centres, two in home-quarantine and seven are local cases, informed the Health Department.

According to information shared by the State H&FW department, a gender-wise break of cases shows that around 87.7 % of them are male meaning 1113 of the total 1269 positives. The rest 156 patients are females.

A total of 118446 samples have been tested for Covid in the State so far with 5000 RT-PCR tests in the last 24 hours itself.

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