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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha mounted to 3,34,150 after 130 more people tested positive for the infection on Saturday, while a fresh fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,904, said the State Health and Family Welfare Department today

The new cases were detected in 23 of the state's 30 districts, 76 were reported from different quarantine centres, while the remaining 54 were contact cases.

Sundergarh district reported the highest of 14 new cases followed by Bargarh (13) and Angul (12).

Seven districts Boudh, Bolangir, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Sonepur- did not register any new case since Friday.

As many as 1,30,007 frontline health workers have already received the COVID-19 vaccine jabs in the state since the launch of the nationwide vaccination programme on January 16, the official said, adding that the government has set a target to complete inoculation of all the 3.28 lakh frontline workers by January 25.

Meanwhile, the state government on Saturday received the second consignment of COVAXIN vaccine.

Odisha now has 1,436 active COVID-19 cases, while 3,30,757 patients have so far recovered from the highly infectious disease.

The state reported one death from Khurda district, taking the total fatalities to 1,904. Fifty-three other COVID-19 patients have also died due to the comorbidities, he said.

Of the 1,904 fatalities reported in the state, Khurda district accounted for 335 deaths, followed by Ganjam (248), Sundargarh (171), Cuttack (141) and Puri (117).

The state has so far conducted over 75.25 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 24,012 on Friday, and the positivity rate stands at 4.44 per cent.

(With PTI Inputs)

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