Bhubaneswar:2/5/20: The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 154 in Odisha after five more persons including two women tested positive in Jajpur district. The five cases included 28-year-old male, 56-year-old male, 63-year-old male, a 24-year-old female and 60-year-old female, the Health & Family Welfare Department said today. All the infected persons with travel history to Kolkata are asymptomatic. All have been kept in quarantine to prevent further spread of infection. With the fresh cases, the tally in Jajpur district increased to 45 with 44 active cases. Yesterday, three persons from the district were detected positive for COVID-19.
The officials said 55 people have been cured and the number of active cases now stands at 98 in the state. One person has died of the disease in Odisha. A total of 36,593 samples were tested till Friday in the state, they said.
Of the total cases, Bhubaneswar in Khurda district tops the list with 47, followed by Jajpur (45), Balasore (20), Bhadrak (19), Sundergarh (10), Kendrapara, Bolangir and Kalahandi districts two each, while Koraput, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Puri, detecting one case each.