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Odisha’s tally of coronavirus positive cases reached 245

Bhubaneswar:8/5/20: Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department today shared an infographic on COVID-19 (coronavirus) status of the state.

As per available reports, Odisha’s tally of coronavirus positive cases reached 245. The top four districts in terms of number of Covid-19 cases are Jajpur, Khurda, Ganjam and Balasore.

After 26 more new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the State, Odisha I&PR department has released the initial report regarding their details.

While Kendrapara reported 5 cases & Bhadrak detected 2 cases, rest 19 cases were registered in Ganjam district today.As per the latest information:

19 Cases in Ganjam: All are males aged 26, 45, 21, 38, 40, 33, 45, 31, 23, 47, 35,24, 30,18, 29, 57, 38, 31 & 58 yrs,2 Cases in Bhadrak: 21 & 41-year-old male,5 Cases in Kendrapara: All male aged 32, 33, 27 35 & 31 yrs.

Reportedly, all cases were symptomatic and the persons have recently returned from Surat. 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.


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