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#Covid19 BREAKING: India, Odisha Record Big Surge In Daily #Coronavirus Cases

On April 8, 2021 | 1:41 PM

On Thursday, the number of new coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. With over 1.26 lakh new infections in the last 24 hours, India hit a grim milestone. The situation in the state of Odisha is no different. Odisha maintained an upward trend in the Covid-19 daily graph with a massive surge of 879 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. Out of the total cases detected in Odisha in last 24 hours, 518 have tested positive in quarantine while rest 361 are local transmission cases. Khordha district recorded maximum positive cases at 144, followed by Sundargarh which witnessed 131 new cases during the period. Similarly, Nuapada district stood third in the list with 61 new infections while Bargarh registered 53 cases. As many as 50 fresh Covid cases have been detected in Cuttack while the figure in Sambalpur stood at 48. Puri reported 45 cases, Kalahandi saw 43 cases, Ganjam 31 cases, Mayurbhanj 29 cases, and Keonjhar recorded 25 new cases. After today’s surge, the total positive cases in Odisha climbed to 3,45,526. Odisha now has 4,888 active cases, while 3,38,662 patients have so far recovered from the disease.

Meanwhile, India has become the 4th-worst hit country in terms of active cases. India with a big spike of 1,26,315 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, saw the biggest-ever daily surge, taking the tally to 1,29,28,789. According to Health Ministry, active cases have crossed the 9,00,000-mark and now stand at 9,10,319. India also witnessed a grim record of second-most fatalities due to Covid-19 in a single day in 2021, as 685 persons died of the virus.