Odisha reports 2,470 new COVID-19 cases, 17 fresh fatalities
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 2,62,011 on Thursday as 2,470 more people tested positive for the infection, while 17 fresh fatalities pushed the State’s coronavirus death toll to 1,089, a health official said. As many as 1,462 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 1,008 people tested positive for the infection during contact tracing.
Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, registered the highest number of new cases at 368, followed by Cuttack (186) and Angul (170). Four fresh fatalities were reported in Khurda, three each in Cuttack and Sundargarh, two in Ganjam and one each in Balasore, Boudh, Jajpur, Kalahandi and Nayagarh.
Ganjam has so far reported the highest number of coronavirus fatalities at 225, followed by Khurda (189) and Cuttack (94). Odisha now has 25,106 active coronavirus cases, while 2,35,763 people have recovered from the disease. Fifty-three coronavirus patients have succumbed to other ailments. The State has so far tested over 39.21 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 42,148 on Wednesday.