Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday breached the 10,000-mark in COVID-19 cases with the highest single-day spike of 571 infections. With four more casualties in the past 24 hours, the death toll due to the disease in the State also increased to 42.

While three deaths were reported from Ganjam district, the fourth victim hailed from Cuttack. The State’s case tally now surged to 10097, according to State Health Department.

The health department also informed that two more Covid-19 patients died due to other health complications. While a 80-year-old male from Cuttack district died from prostate cancer and metastasis, another 45-year-old male from Mayurbhanj district died from cancer of Esophagus, the health department tweeted.

Of the total cases detected in last 24 hours, 403 cases were reported from quarantine centres while 168 were local contacts.

The highest number of 273 cases were reported from Ganjam followed by 56 in Gajapati, 51 in Sundergarh 37 in Khurda, 29 in Cuttack and 28 in Balasore.

The other cases were reported from Jagatsingpur (17), Jajpur (16), Mayurbhanj (14), Rayagada (10), Nawarangapur (7), Keonjhar (7), Sambalpur (6), Bolangir (5), Angul (4), Puri (4), Kendrapada (3), Bhadrak (1), Dhenkanal (1), Jharsuguda (1) and Nayagarh (1).

A total of 5546 RT-PCR tests were conducted in the State in last 24 hours. The active cases now stand at 3557 while 6486 patients have recovered from the disease so far.

The State took 114 days to reach the 10,000-mark of Covid-19 positive cases since the first case was reported on March 15 after a youth who returned from Italy tested positive for the virus in Bhubaneswar.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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