Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 39K-mark; death toll mounts to 225
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload reached 39,018 on Wednesday, with the detection of 1,337 fresh infections, while nine more fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 225, a health official said.
The State’s recovery figure also breached the 25,000- mark after 1,255 patients were cured of the disease during the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered people has gone up to 25,738.
Observing a silent prayer in memory of the frontline workers who laid down their lives during the fight against COVID-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Odisha has crossed 25,000 plus recoveries which would not have been possible without the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of thousands of COVID Warriors.” As many as 25 front line workers have died while working among the positive cases in Odisha.
Ganjam reported five of the nine fresh fatalities, while Gajapati, Keonjhar, Khurda and Sundargarh districts registered one death each.
The fresh casualties have taken Ganjam district’s COVID-19 toll to 117, while 31 deaths have been registered in Khurda so far, 14 in Gajapati and 11 each in Cuttack and Sundargarh.
Two more COVID-19 patients in Malkangiri and Cuttack districts have died due to other ailments, taking the count of such fatalities to 44 in the State.
Ganjam district, Odisha’s COVID-19 hotspot, reported the highest number of new cases at 201, followed by Khurda (196), Cuttack (168), Sundargarh (83), Keonjhar (80), Gajapati (75), Puri (72) and Nayagarh (60). Twenty other districts reported less than 60 cases each. The number of active cases now stands at 13,011.
Odisha has so far tested 5,85,505 samples for COVID- 19, including 14,915 on Tuesday.