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Bhubaneswar: Odisha's Covid-19 tally mounted to 3,36,262 on Monday as 88 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,911, a health official said.

Fifty-one new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 37 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.

Sundargarh district reported the highest number of new cases at 27, followed by Bargarh (10) and Puri (nine).

"Regret to inform the demise of a 74-year-old male COVID positive patient of Sambalpur district who expired due to cardiogenic shock," the Health Department tweeted.

The state had reported its previous coronavirus fatality on February 8.

Fifty-three coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities so far.

Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, has so far reported the highest number of fatalities at 336, followed by Ganjam (248) and Sundargarh (173).

The state now has 744 active cases, while 3,33,554 people have recovered from the disease so far.

Odisha has so far tested over 80.43 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 19,839 on Sunday.

The Health Department has extended the COVID vaccination drive till February 25 to ensure 100 per cent coverage of all health workers in the state.

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