Odisha: Daily covid load dips to record 2640 cases in past 24 hours

Bhubaneswar : The daily covid load in Odisha today dipped to a record low of 2640 cases for the first time over the last two months.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said the covid tally in the state surged to 9,06,429 with the detection of 2640 new cases which included 1517 from the quarantine centres and 1123 as local contact cases from 30 districts in the past 24 hours.

This was the third time during the last over two months, the state witnessed daily covid load less than 3000 mark. Earlier on June 21 and June, 24 Odisha reported 2957 and 2912 positive cases respectively.

Sources said in the past 24 hours as many as 22 districts in the state reported covid cases less than 100 cases.

Only three districts have registered more than 200 cases.They are Balasore ( 397), Khordha(365) and Cuttack ( 266).The other five districts have reported more than 100 cases.

During the period 40 more covid people from 14 districts succumbed to the virus pushing the total fatalities in the state to 3970. While Khordha district reported seven deaths, five each died in Bargarh, Cuttack and Mayurbhanj district and four succumbed in Puri district.

Three each died in Angul and Ganjam district, two from Kalahandi and one each died in six other districts. The number of active cases further declined to 31,619 and with the recovery of 3385 people on Monday, the total recoveries in the state rose to 8,70,787.

Sources said five districts such as Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Balasore and Mayurbhanj have come under the Red zone where the Test Positivity Rate is more than 7.5 per cent. Another five districts- Malkangiri, Kendrapara, Nayagarh Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak have come under the yellow zone with TPR varying from 5 to 7.5 per cent.

The rest 20 districts mostly from Western and Southern Odisha remained in Green Zone with TPR of less than 5 per cent.As far as the total active cases are concerned Khordha district has the highest number of 5239 cases followed by Cuttack ( 3921), Balasore( 2988) and Jajpur (2692).

Official sources said as many as 12 districts in the past 24 hours have shown a slightly rising trend in the TPR.

As the state government busy chalking out the new unlock guidelines to be implemented from July 1 next, the health experts indicated that the districts showing no sign of a remarkable decline in the TPR rate and with high active cases might have to face an extension of lockdown with some more restrictions.

At present all the 30 districts are under partial lockdown from June 17 last till July 1.Out of 30 districts as many as 17 districts where the TPR was less than 5 per cent had the relaxation from 6 AM to 5 PM, the rest 13 districts with high TPR had relaxation from 6 AM to 1 PM.

Besides the partial lockdown, the weekend shutdown has been imposed in the entire state since May last .

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