State’s virus tally at 3,33,723


Bhubaneswar, Jan 20: Odisha’s Covid-19 tally Wednesday surged to 3,33,723 after 157 more people tested positive for the viral infection, a senior Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department official said.

 The coronavirus death toll re-mained at 1,902, as no new fatality due to the infection was reported since Tuesday, the official said.

 The 157 new Covid-19 cases were detected in 24 of the state’s 30 dis-tricts, 93 were reported from dif-ferent quarantine centres while the remaining 64 were contact cases. 

Sundargarh district recorded the highest of 30 new cases fol-lowed by Puri (20) and Sambalpur (18). Six districts— Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Malkangiri and Nayagarh— did not register any new positive case since Tuesday, said the official. 

talities reported so far, 53 Covid-19 positive patients have also died due to comorbidities. Of the 1,902 fatalities, Khurda alone accounted for 334 deaths fol-lowed by Ganjam (248), Sundargarh (171), Cuttack (140) and Puri (117). As many as 25 other districts registered coronavirus fatalities 

below 100, said the official. Odisha currently has 1,717 Covid-19 active cases, while 3,30,051 patients have solar recovered from the dicsnep  The state has so far conducted over 74.26 lakh sample tests for Covid-19 including 23,553 Tuesday Odisha’s  positivity rate is 4.49 per cent. 

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