COVID: Odisha reports sharp decline, 6,736 cases registered

Bhubaneswar : In a major development the daily covid positive cases in Odisha witnessed a sharp decline in the number,the lowest in May, as 6, 736 new infection cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

The state reported 34 fresh deaths in the past 24 hours taking the total fatalities to 2618.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said 6736 new cases were reported from 30 districts including 3774 from the quarantine centres and 2962 local contact cases.

This was the lowest ever reported in the state during May. On May 1, the state registered 8015 covid infection cases while since May 5 except on May 10, the daily covid load has been showing in between 10 K to 12 K.

Sources said for the first time after a long gap of 25 days, as many as ten districts in the state reported less than 100 covid positive cases in the past 24 hours.

The highest number of 788 was registered from Angul district followed by Sundargarh (720),Khordha ( 517) and Cuttack ( 362).

Out of 34 covid deaths reported in the state in the past 24 hours, Angul district accounted for a maximum five deaths followed by four each in Khordha and Kalahandi and three each in Boudh,Nuapada and Sundargarh district while two each died in five districts and one each in two other districts.

Official sources said till midnight of May 26, as many as 1,15,52985 tests were conducted in the state and 7,32,739 ( about 6.34 percent) of them found infected with covid 19 of which 6,23,628 have already been recovered including 10,635 on Wednesday.

The active cases continued to remain over 10K since May 12 last but there has been a remarkable decline in their number within a span of a fortnight from 1,12,077 on May 15 to 1,06,440 on May 26 last.

In another development, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced that the state Government will give 50 lakh financial assistance to the next of kin of Anganwadi workers engaged in COVID-19 duty in case of unfortunate death in the line of duty in continuance with its earlier policy guideline to provide financial assistance to the covid warriors.

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