COVID-19: Odisha reports 173 new cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 173 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total tally in the state to 2,781, informed the health department.

This is the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the state so far.

Out of the 173 cases, 150 were reported from quarantine centres while 23 are local contacts.

Ganjam district reported the highest number of cases with 64, Jajpur 19, Cuttack and Mayurbhanj each reporting 13 cases, Bolangir and Balasore with 11 cases each, Gajapati with 10, Khorda reporting 9, Nuapada with 8 cases, Nayagarh 7, Bhadrak 4, Kalahandi 2 and Puri and Jharsuguda each reporting one case.

With this, the active cases now stand at 1167 while 1604 persons have recovered. Eight persons have succumbed to the infection.