Odisha witnesses highest Covid positive, death cases


Bhubaneswar:  Odisha recorded highest ever single-day spike of Coronavirus positive cases and Covid-19 deaths in last 24 hours, said a health official on Thursday.

The state witnessed 4340 Covid-19 positive cases and 16 deaths in last 24 hours.

With this, the state’s total positive count surged to 1,96,888 while the death toll touched 752.

Khordha district recorded highest five deaths including 3 in Bhubaneswar, followed by four deaths in Puri district, two in Kendrapara, and one death each in Bolangir, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Rayagada and Subarnapur districts.

Of the total fresh cases, 2517 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1823 are local contacts.

Khordha recorded highest 653 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (567), Puri (203), Jagatsinghpur (193), Jharsuguda (174), Balasore (162), Angul (155) and Jajpur (151 cases).

The number of active cases in the state rose to 38,818 while 1,57,265 patients have recovered so far.