Bhubaneswar: 268/68/20: As many as 16 new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours taking the total positive count to 274 in the state capital.
As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), 14 are local contact cases and nine among them are employees of a private hospital. A 50-year-old woman of Abhiram Basti in Sundarpada and a 61-year-old man from Old Town are also infected.
Besides, a 47-year-old man near Jharpada jail also tested COVID-19 positive, while two men from Baramunda contracted the infection from a previous patient, said the BMC in a tweet.
Further, the home quarantine cases include a 35-year-old man of Jadupur with travel history to Kolkata and a 21-year-old woman from Delta Colony, Unit-8, with travel history to Vijayawada.
Meanwhile, 11 more patients have recovered from the infection in the city.
With three deaths and 138 recoveries, Bhubaneswar now has 132 active cases. Out of 132 active cases in Bhubaneswar, 25 are from other states & 39 from a private hospital.
The number of COVID-19 cases have increased, but many cases are concentrated in a couple of pockets, informed the BMC Commissioner.