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Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Nothing but safety is the best way to prevent Covid infection. In a major declining trend, Odisha's Covid graph dipped dramatically as it has witnessed daily cases below 1000 for the first time after over three months. Health department informed that the State saw 987 fresh cases in the last 24 hours of which 572 are from quarantine and rest 415 were due to local transmission.

The last time below-1000 daily surge had been recorded, was on July 20, 2020. "We are happy to share that after a long wait of three months and 20 days, Odisha's new daily Covid positive cases have dropped below 1000, for the first time since July 20. This has been possible due to the dedicated efforts of our Covid Warriors who continue to work tirelessly in the field every day. We salute their heroic spirit," stated the department today.

In the past 24 hours, only Sundargarh (107) has recorded more than 100 daily cases. Gajapati district registered nil cases while Ganjam saw only 9 infections during the period. Khordha and Cuttack districts have witnessed 86 and 85 new Covid cases, respectively.

However, the death rate has refused to decline as 13 more succumbed to the disease while under treatment at various hospitals. This has pushed the virus toll in Odisha to 1454.

  • A 61-year-old male of Balasore district.
  • A 67-year-old male of Bargarh district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension.
  • An 85-year-old female of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension & Hypothyroidism.
  • A 54-year-old male of Khordha district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension & CKD.
  • A 60-year-old female of Keonjhar district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension & Bronchial Asthma.
  • A 60-year-old male of Mayurbhanj district who was also suffering from Hypertension.
  • A 70-year-old female of Mayurbhanj.
  • A 66-year-old male of Mayurbhanj.
  • A 54-year-old male of Sambalpur district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
  • A 65-year-old male of Sambalpur district.
  • A 58-year-old male of Sambalpur district.
  • A 56-year-old male of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from HUCM, Ch Pancreatitis & nephrolithiasis.
  • A 55-year-old male of Sundargarh district.

The active case count in the State is at 12584 against the total 303780 coronavirus infections detected so far. A total of 289689 patients have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the State cure rate to 95.36 per cent, while the case fatality rate stands at 0.47 per cent.

According to government sources, cumulative samples tested up to November 10 stood at 5027959, after 43409 samples were tested on Monday via RT-PCR, antigen and TrueNat.

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