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Covid-19 cases in Odisha registered a big jump with total of 4,445 persons tested positive on Monday

Bhubaneswar:19/4/21: The one-day surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha registered a big jump on Monday when a total of 4,445 persons tested positive for the infection while four patients succumbed to the lethal virus in the last 24 hours, informed the State Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department.

This is the highest-single day spike in the State ever since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Odisha had last registered the highest cases around seven months ago on September 25, 2020 when 4,356 people had tested positive for the virus with 2,529 from quarantine and 1,827 local contacts.

Of the fresh cases detected in 30 districts of the State, a total of 2,574 cases were reported from quarantine centres while the rest 1,871 were local transmission cases.

While two fatalities were reported from Sundargarh, the other two deaths were from Jharsuguda and Keonjhar districts, said the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

As many as 13 districts of the State reported over 100 cases. While Sundargarh topped the list with 722 cases, Khordha remained in the second position with 587 positive cases. This was followed by Nuapada (437), Kalahandi (273), Cuttack (251), Sambalpur (241), Jharsuguda (231), Puri (219), Bargarh (178), Bolangir (168), Nabarangpur (127), Balasore (123) and Mayurbhanj (100).

Districts which reported over 50 cases are- Angul (87), Keonjhar (75), Ganjam (62), Jajpur (58), Rayagada (53) and Nayagarh (50). Other districts which detected less than 50 cases are- Bhadrak (43), Deogarh (35), Kendrapara (35), Jagatsighpur (33), Kandhamal (29), Boudh (21), Koraput (21), Sonepur (22), Dhenkanal (20), Gajapati (10) and Malkangiri (9).

With Monday’s inclusion, the Coronavirus positive tally in the State surged to 3,72,703 while the death toll rose to 1,948. The active cases in the State stood at 24,568 and 3,46,134 patients have been cured or recovered.


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