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Odisha COVID-19 positive cases tally to 1052

Bhubaneswar: 20/5/20: Odisha registered its sixth death due to COVID-19 while 74 more persons tested positive for the virus yesterday taking the tally to 1052, official sources said today.

The deceased has been identified as a 70-year-old man of Khordha district. He had history of comorbidity of hypertension and was admitted to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar yesterday with respiratory distress. The septuagenarian breathed his last while undergoing treatment on the very day, official sources said he has tested positive for COVID-19.


Here’s the district-wise tally of 74 new COVID-19 cases detected in Odisha yesterday:

Sl# District Name No. of Case(s)
1 Boudh 28
2 Puri 11
3 Cuttack 9
4 Khurda 7
5 Ganjam 6
6 Jajpur 6
7 Kendrapara 2
8 Malkangiri (New) 2
9 Balasore 1
10 Dhenkanal 1
11 Kandhamal 1
Total 74

Out of the 74 new cases, 72 were detected from quarantine centers while two are local cases, sources added.

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