COVID-19 active cases cross 50K-Mark in Odisha, infection count sees slight dip


Bhubaneswar, April 27: COVID-19 active cases in the State breached the grim milestone of 50,000 on Tuesday with 6,073 people testing positive for the infection in the last 24 hours.

Today’s surge pushed the State’s virus positive tally to 4,20,129 while the death toll surged to 2,007. The active cases in the State now stood at 50,958 while 3,67,111 patients have recovered, so far in the State.

However, the death toll due to the infection continued to multiply with 10 patients succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours, informed the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

Of the 6,073 fresh cases spread across 30 districts, 3,522 were detected among people in quarantine and 2,551 were local infections.

With 6,073 cases, the State today witnessed a slight dip in the infection while the State had registered 6,599 cases on Monday and 6,647 on Sunday.

Of the 20 fatalities, while four casualties were reported from Khurda, three deaths were detected in Sundargarh, two in Rayagada and one in Boudh, added the H&FW department.

As per the data released by the H&FW Department, Khurda continued to remain the worst-hit district and recorded a record tally of 1,092 cases in the last 24 hours while Bolangir remained second in the list with 457 cases.

This was followed by Nuapada (400), Sundergarh (371), Jharsuguda (359), Bargarh (286), Kalahandi (277), Keonjhar (266), Angul (239), Puri (266), Ganjam (209), Nabarangpur (206), Cuttack (198), Sambalpur (158), Mayurbhanj (149), Nayagarh (110), Jajpur (107), Gajapati (79), Balasore (78), Rayagada (77), Koraput (76), Sonepur (74), Bhadrak (65), Kendrapara (64), Boudh (64) and Jagatsinghpur (62).

Other districts which reported less than 50 cases are – Deogarh (36), Kandhamal (34), Malkangiri (29) and Dhenkanal (12).

So far, the State has tested a total of 99,54,739 samples, including 36,845 on Monday. Odisha’s positivity rate stands at 4.22 per cent.

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