Odisha reports 4339 new covid cases in past 24 hours

Bhubaneswar : The daily covid positive cases in Odisha showing a declining trend since last fortnight, reported 4339 new infections in the past 24 hours pushing the total tally in the state to 8,56,121.

The covid recoveries in the state are inching towards the 8 lakh mark as it touched 7,96,799 with the recovery of 7733 people on Sunday, registering 93.07 per cent recovery in the state.

Since May 23 last Odisha has been witnessing more recoveries than the new covid cases.

On the other hand, the daily fatalities have been registering over 40 since June 1 last except on June 3, taking the total covid toll in the state to 3346 as 44 more covid patients under treatment in hospitals, succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours.

Out of 30 districts in the state, eight districts have so far reported less than 50 fatalities, twelve have more than 50 but less than 100 while ten districts have registered more than 100 fatalities, the highest being 539 reported from Khordha district.

With the detection of 4339 new infections in the past 24 hours, the active cases in the state now stand at 55,923.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said 2475 new cases

were reported from the quarantine centres and 1864 local contact cases from all the 30 districts in the past 24 hours.

Khordha district has registered the highest number of 700 cases followed by Cuttack ( 480), Balasore (296), Puri (255), Angul (226) and Bhadrak ( 209).

The average total positivity rate in the state stands at 6.3 per cent. As many as 13 districts in the state have a TPR of less than 5 per cent while nine districts have between 5 to 10 per cent and eight districts have a TPR above 10 per cent.

The eight districts where the TPR is above 10 per cent are Khordha, Puri, Jajpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Rayagada, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar. Jajpur district has the highest TPR of 20.8 per cent in the state.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said out of 44 deaths registered in the past 24 hours in 18 districts, Khordha district accounted for a maximum of five deaths followed by three each in nine districts, two each in three districts and one each in six districts.

Meanwhile, the state government has strengthened the covid reinforcement in the entire state as the three days most popular cultural festival Raja begins today.

The state government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik have appealed to celebrate the festival while at home and stay away from any gatherings given the covid pandemic.

The state government has sealed both the entry and exit points in several major cities in a bid to contain the spread of the virus and prevent any congregation during the raja festival.

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