Odisha reports 3,535 new Covid cases, 44 fresh fatalities
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally surged to 8,63,061 on Wednesday as 3,535 more people tested positive for the infection, while 44 fresh fatalities pushed the State’s coronavirus death toll to 3,432, a health official said. The State registered less than 4,000 fresh infections for the second consecutive day after mid-April, as active cases dropped below the 50,000-mark.
As many as 2,016 new cases were recorded in quarantine centres, while 1,519 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing. Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, reported the highest number of new cases at 533, followed by Jajpur (348) and Cuttack (326).
Khurda also registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at five, followed by four each in Ganjam, Kalahandi and Puri and three each in Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Jharsuguda, Rayagada and Sundargarh. Fifty-three COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities thus far.
The State now has 47,796 active cases, as 8,11,780 people have recovered from the disease to date, including 6,799 on Tuesday, the official said. Odisha has so far tested over 1.28 crore samples for COVID-19, including 58,695 on Tuesday. The State’s positivity rate stands at 6.72 per cent.