Over 200 fresh Covid cases in Odisha for 5th consecutive day
Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Odisha with 208 fresh positive cases and one death in the last 24 hours, informed the Health department on Monday. More than 200 new positive cases have been reported for the fifth consecutive day in the State. A 35-year-old male Covid positive patient of Kalahandi district, who was also suffering from diabetic keto-acidosis with chronic kidney disease, succumbed to the deadly virus, the department said.
Of the fresh positive cases, 122 were detected in quarantine centres while the rest 86 are local transmission cases. Nuapada reported a maximum 36 cases followed by Khurda (33), Bargarh and Kalahandi (22 each) and Cuttack (15). With the new Covid cases, the caseload rose to 3,40,402 in Odisha. The active cases in the State stood at 1,737.
Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,40,402 on Monday, while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 1,921. The State has thus far conducted over 90 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 26,355 on Sunday.
Meanwhile, a report from Jagatsinghpur district said 14 crew members of a cargo ship anchored at Paradip Port tested positive for novel coronavirus. The infected crew members were admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, the doctor-in-charge for COVID-19 management at Paradip Port Trust (PPT), Prahalad Panda, said. The vessel had reached Paradip from Tuticorin Port in Tamil Nadu two days ago. It has been sanitised and the 14 patients were asked to go in quarantine on the top cabin, Panda said.