Bhubaneswar: Five more persons tested positive for novel coronavirus in Odisha on Tuesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 79 in the state, said the health department.
All five cases have been reported from Balasore district, neighbouring West Bengal. They are all close relatives of previous positive cases.
Notably, two COVID-19 cases including a two-year-old child were also reported from Balasore district on Monday.
With this, the number of active cases in the state now stands at 53 while 25 persons have been cured of the disease. A 72-year-old man from Bhubaneswar died of the coronavirus infection.