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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: A day after breaching the mark of 10k cases in a single day, the Covid-19 cases in Odisha continued to show an up and down trend on Sunday when as many as 8,015 people tested positive and 14 patients succumbed to the deadly virus, informed a data released by the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

The State had on Saturday reported 10,413 cases, the biggest one-day spike ever since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, as per the data of the State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department.

Similarly, the State saw 8,681 cases on April 30 and 6,998 on April 29, respectively.

With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 4,62,622 while the death toll stood at 2,068. Odisha currently has 69,453 active cases, while 3,91,048 patients have recovered from the disease, added the H&FW Department.

Four death were registered in Rayagada, two in Keonjhar, and one each in Bhadrak, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha and Sundargarh districts, informed the State H&FW Department.

Of the new cases reported from 30 districts, 4,568 were detected from various quarantine centres, and the rest 3,447 were detected during contact tracing, said a data released by the State Information and Public Relations Department.

While Khordha, of which the capital city of Bhubaneswar is a part, is the worst-affected district with 1,275 new cases followed by Sundargarh (735) and Angul (525).

The district which reported over 100 cases are as follows- Cuttack (482), Sambalpur (441), Bargarh (390), Jharsuguda (386), Nabarangpur (320), Puri (306), Nuapada (264), Sonepur (207), Mayurbhanj (199), Balangir (198), Jajpur (194), Nayagarh (187), Kalahandi (174), Ganjam (169), Rayagada (154), Jagatsinghpur (149), Bhadrak (145), Koraput (127), Gajapati (120), Boudh (103), Deogarh (101) and Balasore (100).

The other district which detected cases below 100 are- Dhenkanal (86), Keonjhar (75), Kendrapada (70), Kandhamal (61) and Malkangiri (36).

As many as 1,01,80,678 samples were tested in the state so far, including 46,560 on Saturday. The coastal state’s positivity rate stands at 4.54 per cent.


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