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Six more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:20/4/20: Six more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus in Odisha today. With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the State has gone up to 74.

Sharing details about the latest figures, the Health Department state’s that the number of active cases in Odisha at present is 49. Total of 24 persons have recovered from COVID-19 so far.

Out of the six new positive cases, one person is from Bisra in Sundergarh district while, five are from Jajpur, the Health Department informed.

Out of the 13 COVID-19 positive cases reported today in Odisha, 10 cases are from Bhadrak and Jajpur (5 each). In this context, the Health Department informed that these 10 persons have a recent travel history to West Bengal.

The Department advised people with recent travel history to WB to inform the local administration and stay in-home quarantine. The H&FW Department tweeted:

“10 persons of Bhadrak and Jajpur districts with travel history to West Bengal have tested positive for COVID-19 during last 24 hours. All with travel history to WB during last 28 days are requested to inform the local Sarpanch, BDO/Tahasildar and quarantine themselves at home.”

Today morning, seven positive cases were reported by the Department following which the COVID-19 count rose from 61 to 68.

With the six latest cases coming in post noon, the total number of COVID-19 positives reported on Monday (April 20, 2020) is 13, so far.

I & PR Department, Odisha


  Second Update On Positive Cases, 20th April, 2020

6 New positive cases of found in

01 new Positive Case From Bisra (Contact case) Sundargarh

05 new Positive Cases From Jajpur

Total no of Positive Cases: 74

Contact tracing and follow up action is being done.

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