Odisha reports 816 new covid cases in past 24 hours, Tally rises to 10,04,875

Bhubaneswar : Odisha reported 816 new covid infection cases in the past 24 hours taking the total tally in the state to 10,04,875.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said in the past 24 hours 475 new cases were reported from the quarantine centres and 341 as local contact cases.

Khordha district accounted for the highest number of 291 cases followed by 116 cases in Cuttack district. These two districts together recorded 49.8 per cent of the total new infections recorded in the state in the past 24 hours.

At least four districts –Boudh, Gajpati, Nabarangpur and Subarnapur have reported no new covid cases in the past 24 hours.

Khordha district has so far recorded the highest number of 1,59,373 covid positive cases followed by 90,305 in Cuttack district.

Health department sources said 69 more deaths were reported during the audit conducted by the Health department pushing the total fatalities in the state to 7697.

Out of 69 deaths, the Cuttack district alone recorded 38 deaths followed by Jagatsinghpur ( 9) and Dhenkanal (6). These three districts together accounted for 76.8 per cent of new deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

Sources said 764 more people were recovered on Thursday in the state taking the total recoveries to 9,88,854.

The active cases further reduced to 8271 with Khordha district registering the highest number of 3253 cases followed by 1260 in the Cuttack district. These two coastal districts have recorded almost 55 per cent of total active cases in the state.

The test positivity rate in the state in the past 24 hours stood at 1.17 per cent showing a marginal decline in the TPR during the last few days.

The state has been witnessing a TPR of less than 2 per cent since August 5 last. In the past 24 hours, Khordha recorded the highest TPR of 3 per cent while 22 of the 30 districts reflected the TPR of less than 1 per cent.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has commended the efforts of the Health and Family Welfare Department and healthcare workers for successfully administering two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 50 lakh citizens.

Mr Patnaik has thanked the commitment of healthcare workers to complete the inoculation process swiftly to save precious lives.