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Odisha Touches New Covid-19 Peak: 4340 Fresh Cases, 16 Deaths In One Day total infection tally to 196888

Bhubaneswar: 24/9/20The Covid-19 count is constantly on the rise, with the State reporting more than 4000 infections daily over the last few days. Odisha on Thursday recorded its highest ever single-day spike of coronavirus cases with detection of 4340 positives, taking the total infection tally to 196888.

Of the fresh cases, 2517 are from quarantine while 1823 cases are local contacts. Khordha sees 653 cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Cuttack with 567 positives, Puri (203), Jagatsinghpur (193), Jharsuguda (174), Balasore (162), Angul (155), and Jajpur (151 cases). During the period, the State also recorded 16 Covid-19 fatalities, making it the deadliest day so far. The virus toll has jumped to 752. According to the Health and Family Welfare department, Khordha district has reported five deaths (including 3 in Bhubaneswar), followed by four deaths in Puri district, two in Kendrapara, and one death each in Bolangir, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh, Rayagada, and Subarnapur districts.

After today’s surge, the active cases have surged to 35039, while 161044 persons have so far recovered from the disease in Odisha.

As per official report, 50570 samples were tested on Wednesday for COVID-19 that include 8445 RT-PCR, 42024 samples via Antigen testing, and 101 samples via Truenat testing, taking the number of samples tested cumulatively across the state to 2956301.

Positive Cases
District Positive Recovered Active Deceased Oth. Death
Khurdha 33453 27516 5812 115 10
Ganjam 19871 19408 237 218 8
Cuttack 18359 14037 4258 60 4
Puri 9074 7332 1695 44 3
Jajpur 7506 6016 1482 7 1
Mayurbhanj 7199 5885 1293 18 3
Rayagada 7060 6498 526 36 0
Sundergarh 6987 5824 1120 39 4
Balasore 6816 5445 1346 20 5
Koraput 5760 5022 731 7 0
Baragarh 5693 4582 1099 12 0
Sambalpur 5304 4223 1059 22 0
Bhadrak 4797 3999 782 12 4
Jagatsinghpur 4584 3310 1267 7 0
Nayagarh 4442 3877 543 20 2
Kendrapara 4400 3314 1078 7 1
Kandhamal 3988 3269 699 20 0
Jharsuguda 3910 2927 982 1 0
Balangir 3778 3195 565 18 0
State Pool 3745 1531 2214 0 0
Keonjhar 3638 3137 489 10 2
Gajapati 3430 3237 170 22 1
Malkangiri 3333 2877 442 11 3
Dhenkanal 3301 2768 530 3 0
Angul 3222 2011 1207 4 0
Nawarangpur 3159 2364 790 3 2
Kalahandi 2824 2121 696 7 0
Sonepur 2658 2011 640 7 0
Nuapada 2392 1703 688 1 0
Boudh 1648 1146 501 1 0
Deogarh 557 459 98 0 0

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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