Odisha logs 134 new Covid cases


Bhubaneswar, Jan 18: Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload Monday rose to 3,33,444 as 134 more people tested positive for the infection, while one new fatality took the state’s coronavirus death toll to 1,901, a health de-partment official said.

 The new cases were de-tected in21 of the state’s 30dis-tricts, 79 of them reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 55 are local contact cases. 

Sundergarh district recorded the highest of 25 new cases followed by Sambalpur (19) and Puri (16). Eighteen districts reported new positive cases in single digit, while nine other districts – Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Nabarangpur and Rayagada, did not register any case since Sunday. 

The lone fatality re-ported in the last 24 hours was in Bargarh district, push-ing the coronavirus death toll to 1901, he said. This apart, as many as 53 other COVID-19 positive patients have also died due to comorbidities in the state. 

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