Odisha reports 8,015 new COVID-19 positive cases, 14 deaths


Bhubaneswar, May 2: The daily new COVID-19 cases in Odisha on Sunday witnessed a down trend with 8,015 more persons testing positive for the virus against yesterday’s biggest ever one-day spike of 10,413 cases.

The daily cases have reduced by 2,000, nearly 20 per cent drop in the last 24 hours. The State saw 8,681 cases on April 30 and 6,998 on April 29, respectively.

Fourteen more patients also succumbed to the deadly virus during the same period, informed a data released by the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

Now, the positive tally in the State surged to 4,62,622 while the death toll stood at 2,068. Odisha currently has 69,453 active cases, while 3,91,048 patients have recovered from the disease, said the H&FW Department.

Four deaths were registered in Rayagada, two in Keonjhar, and one each in Bhadrak, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda and Sundargarh districts, it added.

Of the new cases reported from 30 districts, 4,568 were detected from various quarantine centres, and the rest 3,447 were detected during contact tracing, said another data released by the State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department.

While Khurda, of which the capital city of Bhubaneswar is a part, is the worst-affected district with 1,275 new infections followed by Sundargarh (735) and Angul (525).

The district which reported over 100 cases are – Cuttack (482), Sambalpur (441), Bargarh (390), Jharsuguda (386), Nabarangpur (320), Puri (306), Nuapada (264), Sonepur (207), Mayurbhanj (199), Balangir (198), Jajpur (194), Nayagarh (187), Kalahandi (174), Ganjam (169), Rayagada (154), Jagatsinghpur (149), Bhadrak (145), Koraput (127), Gajapati (120), Boudh (103), Deogarh (101) and Balasore (100).

The other district which detected cases below 100 are – Dhenkanal (86), Keonjhar (75), Kendrapara (70), Kandhamal (61) and Malkangiri (36).

So far, as many as 1,01,80,678 samples were tested in the State, including 46,560 on Saturday. The coastal State’s positivity rate stands at 4.54 per cent.

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