Odisha records 3456 nCoV cases, 46 deaths in single day

Bhubaneswar : Odisha reported 3456 covid positive cases from 30 districts and 46 deaths from 14 districts in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 8,86,946 with 3,717 fatalities in the state.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said while 1968 new cases were reported from quarantine centres and 1,259 are local contact cases.

At least eleven districts reported new cases below 50 and Khordha district registered the highest number of 499 cases followed by Cuttack (480), Puri (289) and Jajpur (267).

During the period 46 covid patients under treatment succumbed to the virus.They included a maximum of seven from Khordha district, five each from Bargarh, Cuttack and Puri district and four each from Jharsuguda and Sambalpur district.

While three each died in two districts, one each succumbed to the virus in four other districts.

Official sources said in the past 24 hours 65,846 tests were conducted in the state and the Test Positivity Rate(TPR) stood at 5.24 percent.

Till date as many as 18 of the 30 districts, the TPR remained below five percent while one district- Jajpur the TPR has recorded 11.6 percent,highest in the state.

The other eleven districts have the TPR less than 10 percent and above 5 percent.

The active cases further reduced to 34,216 with the recovery of 4159 people on Tuesday taking the total recoveries in the state to 8,49,960.

At least 12 districts in the state have active cases less than 500 while seven districts have active cases in between 500-1000, another seven districts recorded active cases in between 1001 to 2500.

Four districts,mostly the coastal districts such as Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur and Balasore have the highest active cases over 2501 with Khordha registering maximum number of 5286 cases followed by Cuttack (3339), Jajpur (3357) and Balasore( 2862).

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