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Odisha Reports 8,914 Covid-19 Cases which took the positive tally to 4,71,563 in the State

Bhubaneswar:3/5/21: Odisha on Monday reported 8,914 Covid-19 cases which took the positive tally to 4,71,563 in the State, informed the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

At least five patients died while undergoing treatment in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll in the State jumped to 2,073 on Monday, added the H&FW department.

Of the new cases reported from 30 districts, 5,081 were detected from various quarantine centers, and the rest 3,833 were detected during contact tracing, said a data released by the State Information and Public Relations Department.

Three deaths were registered in Khordha while Sundargarh saw two fatalities, added the H&FW Department. Khordha, of which the capital city of Bhubaneswar is a part detected the maximum of 1,258 cases followed by Sundargarh (592), Cuttack (587), Puri (530), and Sambalpur (520).

As many as 23 districts reported over 100 cases. They are- Bargarh (452), Nabarangpur (433), Bhadrak (351), Angul (331), Jharsuguda (304), Bolangir (291), Nuapada (278), Ganjam (262), Kalahandi (236), Jajpur (232), Nayagarh (194), Balasore (179), Boudh (175), Gajapati (165), Rayagada (157), Dhenkanal (149), Koraput (145), Mayurbhanj (134), Kendrapada (132), Sonepur (121), Jagatsinghpur (109), Keonjhar (104) and Deogarh (103),

The other districts which detected cases below 100 are- Malkangiri (73) and Kandhamal (62).

Odisha currently has 71,835 active cases, while 3,97,575 patients have recovered from the disease, added the H&FW Department.

As many as 1,02,27,321 samples were tested in the state so far, including 46,643 on Sunday. The coastal state’s positivity rate stands at 4.54 percent.

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