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Odisha: COVID-19 cases increase by 23%, single-day recoveries outnumber fresh cases

The Khordha district reported the highest number of daily cases at 243.

SNS | Bhubaneswar |

Single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh COVID-19 cases for the third day in row in Odisha as 562 patients recuperated from the highly infectious disease while 443 new infections pushed the tally to 10,35,077, according to the information posted in the State’s COVID dashboard portal on Sunday.

Yesterday 358 infections were reported while positive cases shot up by 85 at 23.74% in the last 24 hours.

Of the new infectees, 75 were children. The rate of infection of children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years now is 16.93% against the previous day’s 13.12 per cent, he said.

The Khordha district reported the highest number of daily cases at 243. The district accounted for nearly 55 per cent of the new infections while as many as eleven districts did not report any new cases in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile Boudh (2), Nabarangpur (3), Kandhamal (6) and Malkangiri (7) 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 red zone with 2,503 active cases.

The state currently has 4,997 active COVID-19 cases while 10,21,742 patients including 562 on Saturday, recovered from the disease.

As 443 samples gave positive results out of 55,115 samples tested on Friday, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) stood at 0.80 per cent.

The state’s positivity rate also stands at 4.93 per cent while more than 2.10 crore samples were clinically tested so far since the detection of COVID-19 in March, 2020 in the State.

The State’s recovery rate currently stands at 98.71% while active cases account for 0.48% 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 2.64% 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 1.82% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths.

More than 97 lakh people have been fully inoculated with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. The State has 3.09 crore vaccine eligible population and 31.39% adult population are so far fully vaccinated.