Grim record: 10,413 new COVID-19 cases detected in Odisha; Toll mounts to 2,054


Bhubaneswar, May 1: The massive second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic barrelled past another grim milestone as Odisha reported 10,413 fresh cases on Saturday, the highest single-day count recorded in the State so far. Deaths from the virus climbed to another high of 2,054 in the past 24 hours with 11 people succumbing to the infection.

According to the data revealed by the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department, with the fresh cases the positive tally in the State surged to 4,54,607. Odisha currently has 67,086 active cases, while 3,85,414 patients have recovered from the disease.

Of the new cases reported from 30 districts, 5,887 were detected from various quarantine centres, and the rest 4,526 were detected during contact tracing, revealed another data released by the State Information & Public Relations (I&PR) Department.

Of the 11 deaths, four fatalities were registered in Khurda, two deaths in Sundargarh and one each in Boudh, Puri, Rayagada, Koraput and Kalahandi districts.

Similarly, of the new cases reported on Saturday, Khurda district, of which State capital Bhubaneswar is a part, detected the maximum 1,796 cases, followed by Sundargarh (1,100), Cuttack (828), Puri (533) and Bargarh (511).

At least 19 other districts recorded more than 100 cases. Those are Jharsuguda (442), Sambalpur (426), Nuapada (418), Angul (392), Nabarangpur (378), Kalahandi (376), Jajpur (332), Mayurbhanj (247), Jagatsinghpur (241), Ganjam (232), Nayagarh (218), Bhadrak (201), Rayagada (200), Bolangir (160), Gajapati (156), Sonepur (130), Keonjhar (126), Balasore (124) and Deogarh (103).

Six other districts which reported less than 100 cases are – Boudh (87), Kendrapara (77), Koraput (68), Kandhamal (55), Malkangiri (54) and Dhenkanal (42).

So far, as many as 1,01,34,118 samples were tested in the State, including 47,462 tested on Friday. Now, The State’s positivity rate stands at 4.49 per cent.

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