Odisha logs 10,635 new Covid cases, 19 more fatalities
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday registered 10,635 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 5,34,842, while the death toll rose to 2,180 with 19 more fatalities, a senior Health department official said. Of the 10,635 new cases, 6,012 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the rest detected during contact tracing, the official stated.
Khurda district, of which State capital Bhubaneswar is a part, recorded the highest number of new cases at 1,564, followed by Sundargarh at 943 and Cuttack at 887. Barring Kandhamal and Malkangiri, all other 28 districts reported more than 100 new cases, the official said.
“Regret to inform the demise of 19 Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,” the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department stated.
Of the 19 fatalities, three each were recorded in Khurda and Kalahandi. One patient each succumbed to the infection in Angul, Balangir, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Puri, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Sonepur and Sundargarh districts. This apart, 53 COVID-19 patients in the State have died due to comorbidities.
Odisha currently has 93,287 active cases, while as many as 4,39,322 patients have recovered from the highly infectious disease. The coastal State’s positivity rate stands at 5.09 per cent, the official said. Over 1.05 crore sample tests have been conducted in the State thus far, including 48,757 on Saturday, he added.