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Odisha clocks 18 new Covid cases at 0.11%: No fatality for eleven days

The daily positivity rate was 0.11 per cent as the new COVID-19 cases were detected from 15,049 sample tests, it said.

Statesman News Service | BHUBANESWAR |

Odisha on Saturday reported 18 new COVID-19 cases at 0.11% test positivity rate (TPR), with the tally rising to 12,88,290, the health and family welfare department said.

Six children were among the fresh patients, it said, adding that the death toll stood at 9,126 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported for the 11th consecutive day. Besides, 53 other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities so far.

Odisha now has 131 active cases, while 12,78,980 patients have recovered from the disease, including eight in the last 24 hours. Ten out of 30 districts of the State have so far turned Coronavirus-free with zero active cases, the bulletin said.

The daily positivity rate was 0.11 per cent as the new COVID-19 cases were detected from 15,049 sample tests, it said.

The state has been recording around 20 cases a day for the last one month but witnessed a sudden surge in the number last week with 71 fresh infections, including 64 students living in two hostels in Rayagada district. However the situation has improved since then with fewer positive cases being reported.

The State’s share is 2.99% in the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 0.83% of India’s total active cases. The number of cured patients accounts for 3.01% of the country’s total recovery. Odisha has so far reported 1.75% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths.