Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Friday reported 10,273 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 11,11,879, a health department bulletin said.
The death toll mounted to 8,476 as four more persons succumbed to the disease, the highest single-day Covid fatalities in more than two months. The daily test positivity rate (TPR) rose to 13.57 per cent from 12.41 per cent the previous day, reported PTI.
Khurda district reported one-third of the fresh infections as 3,496 people were infected with the disease.
There were 1,049 new cases in Sundargarh, 844 in Cuttack, 529 in Sambalpur and 457 in Balasore. Odisha now has 53,171 active cases, including 17,354 in Khurda, which is in the red zone along with Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Cuttack.
Puri, Balasore and Mayurbhanj are among the six districts that are in the yellow zone with over 1,000 patients each. The four fatalities were reported from Cuttack, Bhadrak, Sundargarh and Jagatsinghpur districts, the bulletin said.
At least 1,447 patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 10,50,179. Odisha conducted 75,731 sample tests on Thursday, down from 81,065 the previous day.