Covid-19: Odisha reports 1499 positive cases, 8 deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported as many as 1499 Covid-19 positive cases and eight deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the health department on Friday.

While the positive tally increased to 31,877 in the state, the number of Covid deaths rose to 177.

Out of the fresh cases, while 914 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, remaining 585 are local contacts.

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

The number of active cases in the state rose to 11,918. As many as 19,745 patients have recovered in the state so far.