Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 cases in Odisha crossed the 10,000 mark on Thursday as the state reported 10,059 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.
Odisha had recorded 8,778 Covid cases on Wednesday. The cases were reported from all 30 districts of the state. Khurda district continued to be on top of the infection list with 3,188 new cases, followed by Sundargarh (1348), Cuttack (870) and Sambalpur (570).
The active caseload in Odisha has now reached 44,349, reported IANS.
The state health department has confirmed the death of another three persons due to the virus.
A total of 81,065 samples were tested in the state in the past 24 hours. The daily test positivity rate (TPR) in the state has also increased to 12.40 per cent from 11.76 per cent reported on Wednesday.
“The hospitalisation rate remained quite low as compared to the second wave. However, we are continuing the process of strengthening our healthcare infrastructure, medicine and oxygen supply as no one can predict the virus,” said State Director of health services, Bijay Mohapatra.
Till date, occupancy percentage of general beds in the state is is 6.51 per cent, ICU beds 12.51 per cent and ventilator beds 3.62 per cent, he informed.