Odisha records highest single-day spike of 577 COVID cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 577 new COVID-19 positive cases, highest single-day spike, taking the total tally in the state to 11,201, informed the health department on Thursday.

Out of the 577 new cases, 416 were reported from quarantine centres while 161 are local contacts.

Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department.

District wise breakdown: Angul reported seven new cases, Balasore 30, Bhadrak two, Boudh five, Cuttack 14, Dhenkanal four, Gajapati 17, Ganjam 260, Jagatsinghpur seven, Jajpur nine, Jharsuguda one, Kandhamal one, Kendrapada three, Keonjhar 48, Khurda 56, Koraput six, Malkangiri one, Mayurbhanj 14, Nayagarh one, Puri five, Sambalpur three and Sundargarh 83.

The total number of active cases in the state now stands at 4,128. While 7006 patients have recovered in the state so far, 48 succumbed to the virus.