Covid-19 positive cases cross 1000 mark in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha rose to 1,052 after 74 new cases were reported on Wednesday, said the Health Department.

Of the 74 new COVID-19 cases, 72 are in quarantine centres.

The new cases were reported from Boud district (28), Puri (11), Cuttack (9), Khura (7), Ganjam (6), Jajpur (6), Kendrapara (2), Malkangiri (2) Balasore (1), Dhenkanal (1) and Kandhamal (1).

The death cases due to coronavirus have increased to six in the state.

A 70-year-old man from Khurda district, having history of comorbidity of hypertension, was admitted in AIIMS Emergency yesterday with respiratory distress and passed away the same day, said the Health Department.

The active cases now stand at 739, while 307 patients have so far recovered from the infection.