Odisha reports 10,368 new Covid-19 cases, seven deaths

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The test positivity rate (TPR) has declined to 13.97 per cent from 16.7. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 10,368 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, while the single-day death count of seven was the highest in more than three months, a health department bulletin said.

The state had recorded 11,607 fresh infections and six fatalities on Wednesday.

Khurda district reported more than a quarter of the fresh cases with 3,036 infections, followed by 1,505 in Sundargarh and 940 in Cuttack.

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The test positivity rate (TPR) declined to 13.97 per cent from 16.7 a day ago, as the new cases were detected from 74,234 sample tests in the past 24 hours.

Seventeen more districts are in the red category with a positivity ratio of more than 7.5 per cent.

The toll mounted to 8,501 with four deaths in Bhubaneswar and one each in Sambalpur, Khurda and Ganjam districts, it said.

Odisha now has 88,346 active cases, including 31,790 in Khurda and 10,711 in Sundargarh.

Cuttack, Balasore and Sambalpur are also in the red zone, where the number of current infections in each district is over 2,500.

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