Odisha: Daily Covid load dips below 2K after almost three months

Bhubaneswar : After almost a gap of 90 days, the daily Covid load in Odisha dipped below 2K as 1,993 new infections were reported in the state in the past 24 hours taking the total tally to 9,41,745.

On April 12, the state reported less than 2,000 cases and on May 22, a record 12,852 positive cases were reported.

Since July 2, the daily Covid load has been witnessing a decline with less than 3K cases surfacing and during the past 24 hours it further declined to 1,993 which included 1,154 from quarantine centres and 839 local contact cases.

For the second consecutive day, the local contact cases remained below 1000. It was 967 on July 10 and dropped to 839 in the past 24 hours.

Official sources said as many as 24 districts have reported less than 100 new cases while six other districts have cases more than 100 with Khordha registering the highest number of 322 cases followed by Cuttack ( 297), Balasore(181), Puri (144), Jajpur (141) and Mayurbhanj ( 110).

During the last 24 hours, 63 Covid patients succumbed to the virus pushing the total fatalities in the state to 4,662.

Kordha district registered a maximum number of 13 deaths followed by 7 in Bargarh,6 in Mayurbhanj and five each in Puri and Ganjam, while four each succumbed to the virus in Kendrapara and Dhenkanal district.

The recovery in the state surged to 9,12,463 after 2824 more people were cured from the disease on Sunday. The active cases further declined to 24,567.

According to Health and Family Welfare department sources, only two districts- Khordha and Cuttack- have 4,841 and 3,690 active cases respectively and remained under Red Zone while five other districts with 1,001 to 2,500 cases are under Orange zone and the rest 23 districts with less than 1,000 active cases are in green zone.

The Test Positivity Rate(TPR) in the state recorded 2.7 per cent as out of 72,754 tests, 1,993 were found infected with coronavirus.

Only two districts have recorded TPR above 5 per cent. They are Nayagarh(5.8) and Mayurbhanj (5.5) .The other 28 districts in the state reported TPR less than 5 per cent.

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