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Odisha: Covid-19 active cases cross 1,000 mark

The Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, logged as many as 99 new cases followed by Cuttack at 35.

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

The State’s Covid active cases crossed 1,000-mark on Saturday with the detection of 231 new COVID-19 cases at 1.69% Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the last 24 hours while the cumulative tally went up to 12,90,192, said the health and family welfare department.

The Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, logged as many as 99 new cases followed by Cuttack at 35.

The death toll stood at 9,126 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported for more than one month. Besides, 53 other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities so far. The State has not recorded Covid fatality for more than two months.

Odisha now has 1,035 active cases, while 12,79,978 patients have recovered from the disease, including 68 in the last 24 hours. Only 3 out of 30 districts of the State have so far turned Coronavirus-free with zero active cases, the department informed.

The State’s share is 3% in the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 6.52% 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.

The daily positivity rate stood at 1.69 per cent as the new infections were detected from 13,628 sample tests. The new positive cases were reported from 18 districts while the remaining 12 districts did not log any positive cases in the last 24 hours.