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Poonam Singh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has recorded 9,889 new Covid-19 cases while 16 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, said a data released by the State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department.

Today’s surge pushed the State’s Coronavirus positive tally to 489641. The active cases in the State stood at 77,257 while 4,10,227 patients have recovered so far.

The State also reported 16 fatalities in the last 24 hours due to the virus taking the total death toll to 2104. Khordha witnessed maximum 4 deaths followed by Gajapati and Kalahandi which saw three casualties each.

Sundergarh and Rayagada districts registered two death cases each. Similarly, one patient each from Puri and Sambalpur succumbed to the virus during the period.

As per the data released by the I & PR Department, Khordha recorded the maximum 1331 cases while Sundergarh with 1137 cases remains second in the list followed by Cuttack with 790 cases.

While four districts recorded above 400 cases – Bargarh (483), Sambalpur (470), Angul(443), Kalahandi (424) and Puri (437).

Other districts which detected cases over 100 are Jharsuguda (386), Nuapada (335), Bolangir (326), Jajpur (282), Mayurbhanj (243), Nayagarh (223), Keonjhar (195), Sonepur (185), Jagatsinghpur (156), Balasore (151), Kendrapara (133), Boudh (129), Rayagada (129), and Gajapati (117).

The other districts which detected cases below 100 are Koraput (94), Malkangiri (86), Deogarh (75), Kandhamal (52) and Bhadrak (52).

The State has so far tested a total 1,03,19,104 samples including 48,101 on Tuesday. Odisha’s positivity rate stands at 4.13 per cent.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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