Bhubaneswar, May 5: Odisha has recorded as many as 9,889 new COVID-19 cases while 16 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, as per the State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department.
With today’s fresh infections, the State’s Coronavirus positive tally mounted to 4,89,641 while active cases stood at 77,257. So far, 4,10,227 patients have recovered.
The State also reported 16 fatalities in the last 24 hours due to the virus taking the total death toll to 2,104. Khurda witnessed maximum four deaths followed by three each in Gajapati and Kalahandi while Sundergarh and Rayagada districts registered two death cases each. Similarly, one patient each from Puri and Sambalpur succumbed to the virus during the period.
Of the total 9,889 cases reported today, Khurda recorded the maximum 1,331 cases while Sundergarh with 1,137 cases remains second in the list followed by Cuttack with 790 cases.
Four districts recorded above 400 cases. They are Bargarh (483), Sambalpur (470), Angul(443), Kalahandi (424) and Puri (437).
Other districts which detected cases over 100 are Jharsuguda (386), Nuapada (335), Bolangir (326), Jajpur (282), Mayurbhanj (243), Nayagarh (223), Keonjhar (195), Sonepur (185), Jagatsinghpur (156), Balasore (151), Kendrapara (133), Boudh (129), Rayagada (129), and Gajapati (117).
Five districts detected cases below 100 cases. They are Koraput (94), Malkangiri (86), Deogarh (75), Kandhamal (52) and Bhadrak (52).
The State has so far, tested a total 1,03,19,104 samples including yesterday’s 48,101. Odisha’s positivity rate stands at 4.13 per cent, now.