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Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 437

Bhubaneswar:12/5/20: Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 437 as 23 more persons tested positive for the virus yesterday, official sources said today.

The fresh cases are from Balasore (15), Boudh (1), Ganjam (3), Jajpur (3), and Puri (1). With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 349 while 85 patients have recovered so far, sources said.

Record numbers of 4579 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Odisha yesterday, sources added.

Here’s the district-wise tally of COVID-19 cases in Odisha:

District Positive Recovered Active Deceased
Ganjam 157 0 156 1
Jajpur 64 2 62 0
Balasore 57 11 46 0
Khurda 50 37 11 2
Bhadrak 31 15 16 0
Sundergarh 16 10 6 0
Angul 15 0 15 0
Kendrapara 9 2 7 0
Mayurbhanj 9 0 9 0
Boudh 5 0 5 0
Jagatsinghpur 5 0 5 0
Puri 4 1 3 0
Cuttack 3 1 2 0
Balangir 2 0 2 0
Jharsuguda 2 2 0 0
Kalahandi 2 2 0 0
Keonjhar 2 0 2 0
Deogarh 1 1 0 0
Dhenkanal 1 1 0 0
Koraput 1 0 1 0
Nayagarh 1 0 1 0

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