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Odisha logs 20% drop in new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths

A total of 12,65,843 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 1,272 in the past 24 hours.

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

Odisha on Saturday logged 534 new COVID-19 cases with a dip of 20% than the previous day with Test Positivity Rate (TPR) dropping to 1.05%, said health and family welfare officials.

The active tally of COVID-19 cases has also fallen below 8,000-mark as the State is currently witnessing steady slowdown of the disease with cumulative recoveries inching towards 99%.

On the other hand, the fatality trajectory continues to log a double digit figure with 18 succumbing to infection in the last 24 hours. The cumulative death toll in the State now stands at 8,994.

With the latest daily infection, the cumulative infection tally has climbed to 12,81,989, while the State currently has 7,099 active cases. While 147 positive cases are from the 0-18 year age group among the new infectees, the recoveries on Saturday have surpassed the daily cases, marking the steady decline in infection.

A total of 12,65,843 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 1,272 in the past 24 hours. The State has so far registered 347 Omicron variants.

Surdargarh district reported the highest number of new cases at 121, followed by Khordha district with 93 cases.

All the 30 districts in the State currently have active cases while Khordha with less than 2,500 active cases is placed in the yellow zone. The remaining 29 districts are in the green zone with fewer than 1,000 active cases.

The State’s recovery rate currently stands at 98.66% while active cases account for 0.55% of total positive cases registered in the State.

The State’s share is 3.43% in the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 0.43% of India’s total active cases. The number of cured patients accounts for 3.59% of the country’s total recovery. Odisha has so far reported 1.85% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths.

The State’s health authorities have so far administered 5,99,49,405 COVID-19 vaccine doses while 2,66,01,275 people out of 3.09 crore eligible adult population are fully vaccinated. A total of 7,48,008 have so far received booster or precaution dose so far. Over 86% of the eligible population has so far received both the doses of vaccine.