The coastal State on Thursday registered an almost 25% dip in new COVID-19 cases than the previous day. As against 549 cases reported yesterday, 412 new infections in the last 24 hours pushed the tally to 10,40,230 according to the information posted in the State’s COVID dashboard portal.
The fresh infections were reported from 25 districts while the fatality tally rose to 8,322 with four infected persons dying of the disease in the last 24 hours.
Of the new infectees, 63 were children. The rate of infection of children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years now is 15.29% against the previous day’s 12.75 per cent.
The Khordha district reported the highest number of daily cases at 189. The district accounted for nearly 46 per cent of the new infections while 5 out of 30 districts did not report any new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, four- Nabarangpur, Kandhamal (4), Malkangiri and Keonjhar (6)- districts are on the verge of becoming Covid-free with single-digit active cases. On the other hand, Khordha district continues to record a maximum number of infections and stays in the yellow zone with 2,146 active cases.
The state currently has 4,747 active COVID-19 cases while 10,27,108 patients including 334 on Wednesday recovering from the disease.
As 412 samples gave positive results out of 70,194 samples tested on Wednesday, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) stood at 0.58 per cent as against 0.76% in the previous day.
The state’s positivity rate also stands at 4.79 per cent while more than 2.17 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 98.74% while active cases account for 0.44% 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 2.97% 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.