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Parts of Odisha witness steady decline in active Covid cases

Meanwhile, three districts- Rayagada, Dhenkanal and Malkangiri – turned Covid-free on Thursday with no active cases.

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

The Covid-19 active cases drop to single-digit figures in 23 out of 30 districts in the State, thus pointing towards the steady decline of global pandemic in Odisha.

Meanwhile, three districts- Rayagada, Dhenkanal and Malkangiri – turned Covid-free on Thursday with no active cases.

The State recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday against yesterday’s 26 at 0.25% test positivity rate (TPR), said health and family welfare department officials.

The COVID-19 tally rose to 13,36,217, a bulletin issued by the department said, adding that Sundargarh district with 5 cases topped the daily Covid tally.

The death toll remained static at 9,203 as one fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours. Fifty-three other Covid patients have died due to comorbidities so far. A total of 33 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.

There are now 233 active cases, of which 68 are in Sundargarh district and 22 in Cuttack district, according to the bulletin.

The test positivity rate was 0.25 per cent as the cases were detected out of 8,735 samples tested. Only one child was among the new patients.

The State’s share is 3.01% in the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 0.35% of India’s total active cases. The number of cured patients account for 3.03% of the country’s total recovery. Odisha has so far reported 1.74% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths. The new positive cases were reported from 10 districts of the State while the remaining 20 districts did not report any cases.