Odisha logs 644 new Covid cases, 7 fresh fatalities
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday reported 644 new COVID-19 cases, including 72 children, taking the tally to 10,22,594 while seven fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 8,157, a Health department official said. The new cases were detected in 24 of the State’s 30 districts, with 375 reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 269 were local contact cases.
Khurda district, of which the State capital Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the highest 283 new cases followed by Cuttack (77) and Balasore (34). The new cases included 72 children and adolescents whose rate of infection stands at 11.18 per cent.
Health and Family Welfare department said seven COVID-19 deaths were reported from Angul, Cuttack, Jajpur, Khurda, Nabarangpur, Puri and Sundargarh districts which pushed the death toll to 8,157. This apart, 53 other COVID-19 patients have also died due to comorbidities.
Odisha currently has 5,713 active COVID-19 cases while 10,08,671 patients, including 445 on Wednesday, recovered from the highly infectious disease. The State has thus far conducted over 1.95 crore sample tests, including 72,193 on Wednesday. Odisha’s positivity rate stands at 5.2 per cent. Odisha has so far administered over 2.87 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses of which 77,10,601 beneficiaries have taken both the doses.