Bhubaneswar:8/8/20: As many as 1643 persons in Odisha tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the state’s total count to 44,193 informed the Government.
While 1018 cases have been reported from different quarantine centers, the remaining 625 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.
The fresh cases have been reported from 28 districts. Khordha and Khordha districts registered the highest 274 cases. Three districts- Rayagada, Sambalpur, and Sundargarh reported over 100 cases. With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 15,189. However, 28,697 patients have recovered in the state so far. In the last 24 hours, 17,444 swab samples were tested. So far 6,34,090 tests have been conducted in the state.