Bhubaneswar, May 6: Odisha on Thursday registered 10,521 COVID-19 new cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 5,001,62, according to the data provided by the State Informs & Public Relations (I&PR) Department. This is the highest single-day spike the State recorded ever since the pandemic began last year.
Odisha also reported 17 more deaths due to the virus. So far, 2,121 COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the infection across the State.
Of the new cases, as many as 5,945 have been detected from quarantine centres while rest 4,576 cases are local contacts.
Similarly, as many as 6,176 patients have recovered in last 24 hours pushing the total number of recoveries to 4,16,403 in the State. Now, the State has 81,585 active cases.
With 1,477 fresh cases, Khurda continued to remain in the first position followed by Sundergarh (1,186) cases, Cuttack (963), and Kalahandi (571) cases.
Similarly, Bargarh district witnessed a surge in the daily new cases at 543. Sambalpur, Nabarangpur reported 460 and 404, respectively. Districts which recorded below 400 daily infections are Angul (388), Jajpur (373), Puri (319). Bolangir and Jharsuguda saw 314 new cases each.
As many 304 new infections have been detected in Nuapada district in last 24 hours while the figure in Mayurbhanj and Boudh stood at 288 and 250 respectively.
Eight other districts registered below 300 marks. They are Nayagarh (224), Jagatsinghpur (217), Ganjam (196), Keonjhar (194), Koraput (182), Bhadrak (158), Rayagada (140) and Kendrapara (121).
As many as 113 new infections have been reported in Gajapati district while Sonepur added 112 new cases during the period followed by Balasore (97), Deogarh (88) and Dhenkanal (88), Malkangiri (83), Kandhamal (72).
The 17 deceased have been identified as:
1. A 68 years old male of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from Post Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension & Chronic Kidney Disease.
2. A 51 years old male of Bhubaneswar.
3. A 38 years old male of Bhubaneswar.
4. A 40 years old male of Balasore district.
5. A 44 years old male of Balasore district.
6. A 40 years old female of Boudh district.
7. A 70 years old male of Deogarh district.
8. A 57 years old male of Jharsuguda district who was also suffering from Obesity.
9. A 60 years old male of Khurda district.
10. A 75 years old male of Keonjhar district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
11. A 38 years old male of Kalahandi district.
12. A 40 years old male of Malkangiri.
13. A 63 years old male of Malkangiri district who expired due to diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Cerebrovascular accident & Coronary Artery Disease.
14. A 50 years old male of Nayagarh district who was also suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease.
15. A 58 years old female of Rayagada district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension.
16. A 37 years old male of Sambalpur district.
17. A 56 years old male of Sundargarh district.