Covid cases breach 3000-mark in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The fresh Covid-19 cases surged past the 3000-mark in Odisha with 3108 people testing positive in the last 24 hours, informed the health department on Friday.

 Three persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

The daily count was highest in the past six months as 3144 infections were detected on October 7 last year.

Of the fresh cases, 1806 were detected in quarantine and the rest 1302 were local infections.

Eleven districts recorded more than 100 cases and six recorded above 50 cases.

Khurda district reported the maximum 534 new cases, followed by Sundargarh (523), Cuttack (163), Nabarangpur (156), Sambalpur (153), Balasore (151), Nuapada (140), Balangir (133), Bargarh (132), Puri (114) and Keonjhar (105).