Odisha reports 993 new covid cases, 65 deaths

Bhubaneswar : Odisha reported 993 new covid positive cases and 65 deaths in the past 24 hours pushing the total covid tally in the state to 9,97,146 with 7086 fatalities.

For the third consecutive day, the daily caseload in the state remained below the 1000 mark although there has been a rise in the new positive cases in the past 24 hours in comparison to the daily covid load on August 16 last.

Health and Family Welfare department sources said out of 993 new cases, 578 were reported from the quarantine centres and 415 as local contact cases.

As many as 138 persons, about 13.8 per cent of the total new cases were below the age group of 18 years. During the last four days over 450 persons in the age group of 0 to 18 years had tested covid positive, pushing their total number so far to over 83,500.

Sources said Khordha district alone has reported 419 new cases in the past 24 hours which is 42 per cent of the total new cases registered in the state.

During the period 65 covid patients had succumbed to the virus taking the total covid toll in the state to 7086.

Cuttack district reported a maximum number of 15 deaths followed by Jagatsinghpur ( 11), Kendrapara (9), Dhenkanal (7) and five each in Angul and Balasore districts.

With the recovery of 1064 people from the virus on Tuesday, the total recoveries in the state surged to 9,80,471.
The daily test positivity rate in the state continued to remain below 2 per cent for the last 13 days and maintained 1.4 per cent for the last four days.

All the 30 districts in the state recorded test positivity rate below 5 per cent with Khordha district registering 4.9 per cent, the highest in the state followed by Jagatsinghpur ( 3.7 per cent) and Cuttack (3.3 per cent).

As many as 22 of 30 districts in the state recorded a test positivity rate below one per cent.

The active cases in the state further reduced to 9536 in the past 24 hours. Khordha district has the highest number of 3564 active cases followed by Cuttack(1299).

These two coastal districts accounted for 50.9 per cent of the total active cases in the state. At least 16 districts in the state have recorded active cases of less than 100 while 12 districts have active cases between 100 to 500.