Infant among 22 Covid deaths in Odisha, 1,148 new cases reported

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

Bhubaneswar: Twenty-two more Covid-19 patients, including an infant, have died in Odisha and 1,148 people tested positive in last 24 hours, the health department said on Sunday.

The daily positivity rate was 1.82 per cent, the first time it fell below the threshold of 2 per cent since January 5, reported PTI.

A four-month-old girl in Ganjam district and eight patients in Balasore were among the new fatalities. The toll mounted to 8,884 and these are confirmed as Covid deaths after an audit.

Khurda district reported the highest number of cases with 153 infections, while 244 children were among those newly infected in the state.

There are 12,330 active Covid cases, including 2,355 in Khurda, which is in the yellow zone. As many as 63,037 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, a bulletin stated.

The Covid tally rose to 12,77,262, including 12,55,995 recoveries as 2,081 patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours.

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