Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar: At least 17 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours including seven employees of Indian Railways. All the Central government employees have travel history to Delhi.

A hospital employee also tested positive for the COVID19 in the capital city. The 32-year-old is reportedly an employee of a Central government hospital.

A 34-year-old male and a 62-year-old female from Bhimpur area near Bhubaneswar Airport have tested positive for COVID-19, a release from the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed. Both belong to the same family linked with an earlier positive case with travel history to Delhi, BMC said.

Another positive case detected from the same Bhimpur area from near Maa Shakti Hospital is a 64-year-old male with travel history to Delhi.

A 25-year-old male from Dumduma HB Colony, who had recently returned from the national capital, has also tested COVID-19 positive.

Two more positive cases have also been reported from Sabar Sahi area in Nayapalli that includes a female (20) and a male (15) of a family linked with an earlier positive case with travel history to Delhi.

Similarly, another COVID-19 case has been reported from Saranpalli in Jaydev Vihar. The patient is stated to be a 37-year-old female linked to an earlier positive case of a service provider in a private hospital.

A 24-year-old girl belonging to another district, who was in paid quarantine in Bhubaneswar, has tested positive. She is reportedly a contact of an earlier positive case with travel history to Delhi.

Moreover, a 27-year-old male from Naharkanta near Puri Canal road area has also tested positive.

Of the total cases, 14 were in home quarantine while 3 others are local contact cases, informed BMC.

After detection of the new cases, the number of COVID-19 active cases in the State Capital has jumped to 64. So far, 149 persons have been found positive for the virus in the city. Meanwhile, seven COVID-19 patients recovered in the past 24 hours in Bhubaneswar, taking the total number of recoveries to 81.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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