Odisha daily covid load dips further to below 3000 marks, 2957 new cases, 38 deaths reported in past 24 hrs

Bhubaneswar : The daily covid load in Odisha today declined to less than 3000 marks as 2957 new cases were reported in the state in the past 24 hours.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said during the past 24 hours,1968 new infection cases were reported from the quarantine centres and 1259 as local contact cases from all the 30 districts.

Khordha district reported the highest number of 408 cases followed by Cuttack (272) Jajpur ( 260), Balasore (247) and Puri (219).

With the fresh 2957 cases, the total covid tally in the state surged to 8,83,490.

During the period 38 covid patients succumbed to the virus pushing the total fatalities in the state to 3671 while with the recovery of 4587 people on Monday the total recoveries in the state rose to 8,44,801.

Sources said Khordha district registered the highest number of six deaths in the past 24 hours followed by five each in Bargarh and Cuttack and four each in Puri and Sambalpur.

Three people died in Sambalpur district, two each succumbed to the virus in Jharuguda and jagatsingh our district and one each in seven districts.

Sources said only four districts- Khordha, Cuttack, Kendrapar and Balasore have active cases more than 2501 with Khordha registering the highest number of 5529 followed by Cuttack (3401), Kendrapara ( 3398) and Balasore ( 3052).

As far as the Test Positivity Rate(TPR) is concerned about 18 of the total 30 districts in the state have less than 5 per cent while three districts such as Khordha, Puri and Jajpur districts have TPR over 10 per cent.

Official sources said in past 24 hours 61,608 tests were conducted in the state and 2957(about 4.7 per cent) of them found infected with coronavirus.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Odisha has achieved a significant milestone by administering over one crore vaccine doses including vaccination of the frontline warriors.

Mr Patnaik commended the commitment of the healthcare workers in ensuring a swift inoculation process to save lives.

The state government has planned to inoculate at least three lakh doses everyday. On June 21, the state achieved the highest single day vaccination of 3.32 lakh doses and crossed the milestone of one crore inoculation in the state.

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