Odisha logs 212 new Covid cases
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Tuesday reported 212 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours taking the total Covid tally in the State to 10,47,386.
Health and Family department sources said out of the 212 new infections, 123 were reported from quarantine centres and 89 as local contact cases. As many as 70 positive cases, about 33 per cent of the total new cases, were registered in the age group of 0 to 18 years indicating an alarming trend of infection among the children in the State.
Sources said Khurda district alone recorded the highest number of 90 cases (about 42.4 per cent) followed by Sundargarh (39) and 13 each in Mayurbhanj and Sambalpur. These four districts together recorded a little over 73 per cent of the total positive cases reported in the past 24 hours from 16 districts in the State. No Covid cases were reported from 10 districts during the period.
The recovery in the State surged to 10,36,746 after 245 more Covid patients were cured from the virus on Monday. One more death was reported from Khurda district pushing the total fatalities in the State to 8,396 while the active cases further dropped to 2,191. Sources said a majority of active cases were reported in Khurda district (1,030) followed by Cuttack (162). These two coastal districts together accounted for 54.4 per cent of the total active cases in the State.
The daily test positivity rate of the State stood at 0.44 per cent. As many as 15 districts reported zero test positivity rate while 14 districts have the test positivity rate below 1 per cent. Khurda district, which has the highest number of active cases, has also reported highest test positivity rate of 2.2 per cent in the past 24 hours.