Bhubaneswar17/5/20:: Odisha registered two more deaths due to COVID-19 as two persons from Ganjam district succumbed to the disease, official sources said today.
The deceased has been identified as a 38-year-old man and a 45-year-old man. Both were Surat returnees. COVID-19 toll in the state mounted to 5 as three persons had earlier died due to the disease, on the other hand, 91 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected yesterday taking the tally to 828. The new cases are from Bhadrak (28), Balasore (17), Ganjam (15), Cuttack (12), Puri (7), Keonjhar (4), Khurda (3), Balangir (2), Kendrapara (1), Sambalpur (1) and Sundargarh (1), out of which 87 cases were detected in quarantine centres in several districts. Of 91 positive cases, one Sarpanch has tested positive for the deadly virus among four locals in the state. Similarly, the deadly virus also spread its wings to western Odisha district Sambalpur that registered a maiden case today. With this, COVID-19 has now presence in 22 districts in Odisha.
With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 627 while 196 patients have recovered so far.
Here are details of 91 positive cases of COVID-19 in Odisha:
- Total Positive Cases till 9 am today: 828 Active Cases: 627 New Cases: 91
- 01 case in Kendrapara ( In quarantine centre, Surat returnee) 15 cases in Ganjam (14 in quarantine centres, all Surat returnees & 1 local contact)
- 02 cases in Balangir ( All in quarantine centres, Surat returnees) 1 case in Sundergarh (In quarantine centre, AP returnee) 1 case in Sambalpur (In quarantine centre, Ahmedabad returnee) 07 cases in Puri (All in quarantine centres. 3 WB, 3 Surat returnees & one local Contact)
- 17 cases in Balasore (16 in quarantine centres. 2 Surat, 3 WB, 10 Hyderabad & 1 Maharashtra returnees and one local contact)
Meanwhile, 30 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease today taking the total number of recovered cases to 196 in Odisha.
Two patients died of corona in Ganjam district, confirmed the Health Department today. With this, Odisha reported five deaths due to COVID-19 as on May 17.
Here’s district-wise tally of COVID-19 cases in Odisha: