Covid-19 death toll rise to 691 in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 death toll increased to 691 in Odisha with nine more persons succumbing to the deadly virus in last 24 hours, said a health official on Saturday.

While two deaths have been reported from Bargarh district, one each was reported from Bhadrak, Bolangir, Cuttack, Gajapati, Puri, Rayagada, and Sambalpur.

The Covid-19 positive tally rose to 1,75,550 as 4,209 more people tested positive in last 24 hours, the official said.

Khordha district recorded highest positive cases (663) followed by Cuttack (491), Puri (326), Balasore (183) and Jajpur (176).