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86 children among 467 infected with COVID-19 in a single day in Odisha

Of the new infectees, 86 were children. The rate of infection of children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years now is 18.41% against the previous day’s 15.64 per cent, he said.

SNS | Bhubaneswar |

The coastal State on Friday logged 467 more Covid19 positive cases from 23 districts, pushing the State’s Covid-19 infection tally to 10,37,523 while the fatality tally rose to 8,301 with three fresh deaths.

Of the new infectees, 86 were children. The rate of infection of children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years now is 18.41% against the previous day’s 15.64 per cent, he said.

The Khordha district reported the highest number of daily cases at 243. The district accounted for nearly 53 per cent of the new infections while as many as 7 out of 30 districts did not report any new cases in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Nuapada (1), Malkangiri and Nabarangpur (4 each) and Kandhamal (5 each) districts are on the verge of becoming Covid-free with single-digit active cases. On the other hand, the Khordha district continues to record a maximum number of infections and stays in the yellow zone with 2,433 active cases.

The state currently has 4,747 active COVID-19 cases while 10,24,422 patients including 573 on Thursday recovering from the disease.

As 467 samples gave positive results out of 68,868 samples tested on Thursday, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) stood at 0.69 per cent against 0.79% on the previous day.

The state’s positivity rate also stands at 4.87 per cent while more than 2.13 crore samples have been clinically tested so far since the detection of COVID-19 in March 2020 in the State.

The State’s recovery rate currently stands at 98.73% while active cases account for 0.45% of total positive cases registered in the State.

The State’s share is 3.04% in the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 2.75% of India’s total active cases. The number of cured patients accounts for 3.06% of the country’s total recovery. Odisha has so far reported 1.83% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths.