Bhubaneswar:13/8/20: While Odisha has increased its testing capacity, the daily cases have also risen. As many as 1981 persons were tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, informed State Information and Public Relations Department on Thursday. This apart, nine patients have succumbed to the disease.
With the biggest single-day spike, the cumulative coronavirus count in the State rose to 52653, of which 15808 are active cases, and 36478 have recovered so far. The death toll has gone up to 314.
While three persons succumbed in Ganjam district, two each succumbed to the disease in Cuttack and Mayurbhanj districts, one each in Kandhamal and Sundergarh district, respectively, informed the State Health and Family Welfare Department.
Of the fresh cases reported from 30 districts of the State, 1225 cases were detected from quarantine centers while 756 are local contact cases.
The maximum 274 cases were reported from Khurda district followed by Ganjam with 267 cases, Kandhamal (179), Sundergarh (145), and Cuttack (131), as per I&PR department.