22 Covid deaths, 1,712 new cases reported in Odisha

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Khurdha district reported highest Covid positive cases. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 8,797 on Wednesday as 22 more fatalities were reported, while 1,712 new infections pushed the caseload to 12,71,523, a health department bulletin said.

The state had reported 1,503 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths on Tuesday, reported PTI.

Of the 22 new Covid fatalities, 14 were from Khurda district, it said.

Khurda district reported 257 new cases followed by Cuttack (104), Angul (79), Balasore (54), Jajpur and Mayurbhanj (53 cases each). The daily positivity rate declined to 2.59 per cent as 1,712 infections were detected out of 66,021 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Odisha currently has 17,647 active Covid-19 cases, including 3,910 in Khurda district, which is in the red zone.

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