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Odisha COVID-19 case mounted to 160

Bhubaneswar:3/5/20: Odisha’s Jharsuguda district reported a fresh COVID-19 case as the state tally mounted to 160, official sources said.

This is the second COVID-19 case in the district and has been identified as a 40-year-old woman. She had come in contact with previous positive case of the district, sources said. Number of active cases in Odisha rose to 103 while 56 patients have recovered so far. While two cases were reported from Ganjam district, one more has been detected in Jharsuguda district. As per the latest information, the two positive cases of Ganjam are identified to be a 17-year-old male and a 22-year-old male. Both the patients, who were asymptomatic in nature have reportedly returned from Surat recently. They were kept at quarantine centre after returning from Gujarat. On the other hand, the one fresh case detected in Jharsuguda is reported to be a 40-year-old female. The woman is stated to be infected after she came in contact with previous coronavirus positive case.

While several measures are being taken by the Odisha government to contain the virus, district administrations are on their toes as they launch contact tracing. Here’s district-wise tally of COVID-19 cases in Odisha:

160

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