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Odisha’s fresh COVID-19 cases rise by 26% in last 24 hours, positivity soars above 11%

The daily recoveries which crossed 10,000-mark outnumbered the fresh cases while the test positivity rate increased from below 10% to 11.38%in the State in the last 24 hours.

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

The COVID-19 infections in Odisha climbed by 26% on Wednesday with 1,535 more cases reported than the previous day while the test positivity rate jumped above 11% in the last 24 hours. Of the new infectees, 867 positives are from the 0-18 year age group.

The daily recoveries which crossed 10,000-mark outnumbered the fresh cases while the test positivity rate increased from below 10% to 11.38%in the State in the last 24 hours.

With the latest daily infection count, the cumulative tally has climbed to 12,25,268, while the State currently has 74,512 active cases. A total of 65,250 samples were tested in the state in the past 24 hours with a daily test positivity rate (TPR) of 11.38%.

A total of 11,42,161 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 10,244 in the past 24 hours. The toll mounted to 8,542 with ten deaths recorded in different parts of the State. The State has so far registered 347 Omicron variants.

Khurda district, which includes the state capital Bhubaneswar, continues to be State’s Covid hotspot and reported the highest number of new cases at 1,959, followed by Sundargarh (778) and Cuttack 548 cases.

All the 30 districts in the State currently have active cases while Khordha, Sundargarh and Cuttack with over 2,500 active cases are placed in the red zone. 13 other districts with above 1,000 active cases are bracketed in the yellow zone category while the remaining 13 districts figure in the green zone with fewer than 1,000 active cases.

The State’s recovery rate currently stands at 93.21% while active cases account for 6.08% of total positive cases registered in the State.

The State’s share is 3.28% in the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 4.5% of India’s total active cases. The number of cured patients accounts for 3.24% of the country’s total recovery. Odisha has so far reported 1.76% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths.

The States health authorities have so far administered 5,60,88,234 COVID-19 vaccine doses while 2,39,32,087 people out of 3.09 crore eligible adult population are fully vaccinated. A total of 3,77,278 have so far received booster or precaution dose so far. Over 77% of the eligible population has so far received both the doses of vaccine.