Bhubaneswar:18/5/20: The number of total COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha surged to 876 after 48 more persons tested positive for the deadly virus.
Of the 48 new persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Odisha, 47 were lodged in different quarantine centers following their return from various states like Gujarat and West Bengal. And, the remaining one case was reported from jail in Puri.
The 48 cases are from Jajpur (16), Ganjam (15), Kendrapara (3), Nayagarh (3), Balangir (2), Puri (4), Kandhamal ( 2), Boudh (1), Cuttack (1), Khordha (1),
Worth mentioning Ganjam district has reported the highest number of positive cases at 307. With scores of migrant workers returning to the Odisha mostly from Surat and West Bengal, the number of cases in the state, mainly in Ganjam district has registered a quantum jump over the last two weeks . Of the 30 districts in Odisha, 23 have so far reported COVID-19 cases
Here’re the patients’ details:
West Bengal returnees
Puri : 1
Nayagarh : 3
Tamil Nadu returnees
Puri : 1 (He was lodged in jail)
With this, the number of active cases in the state surged to 652 while the number of recovered patients now stands at 220. So far, four persons have died due to the respiratory disease in the state.