Odisha reports 2,334 new Covid cases, 58 deaths

Bhubaneswar : Odisha reported 2,334 new Covid cases and 58 deaths in the past 24 hours taking the total tally in the state to 9,37,470 with 4534 fatalities.

For the last eight days since July 2, the daily case load in the state remained below 3K and showing a decline trend from 2917 on July 2 to 2334 in the past 24 hours.

Out of the 2334 new cases reported from 30 districts,1613 were found from the quarantine centres and 1193 as local contact cases.

The highest number of 380 cases were reported from Khordha district followed by Cuttack (371),Jajpur (179) and Balasore ( 164).As many as 21 districts have reported less than 100 new cases during the period.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said out of 58 fatalities reported on Friday, a maximum eleven deaths were registered in Khordha district followed by seven each in Bargarh and Puri and six each from Ganjam and Sundargarh district.

As many as 3341 people were cured from the virus on Friday taking the total recoveries to 9,06,519.The active cases further declined to 26,364.

Only two districts- Khordha and Cuttack have reported the highest number of 4892 and 4098 active cases respectively and placed under Red Zone.Five districts having active cases between 1000 and 2000 are in Orange Zone while rest 23 districts with less than 100o cases are declared as Green Zone.

Nuapada, Gajapati and Deogarh districts have the lowest number of less than 100 active cases in the state.

The Total Positivity Rate in the state in the past 24 hours further declined to 2.97 percent as out of 78560 tests conducted in the state,only 2334 were found infected with coronavirus.

Cuttack and Kendrapara districts in coastal Odisha have the highest TPR of 7.9 percent and 7.7 percent respectively followed by Nayagarh (5.6 percent)and Balasore (5.1 percent).

The other 26 districts have the TPR less than 5 percent of which ten districts have 1 percent to 2 percent and five districts have less than one percent.

Meanwhile, the Puri district administration today relaxed the shut down in the city to allow the residents to buy essential items as curfew would be imposed on the Badadanda and around Gundicha temple in the city from 8 PM on July 11 to till 2000 hrs of July 13 in view of the car festival.

The state government had imposed weekend shutdown in the entire state besides lock down till July 16 in order to contain the Covid pandemic.

Puri district collector said the relaxation was given only today adding the shutdown will be in force on Sunday.