Odisha reports 11,177 new Covid cases, three deaths

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The daily positivity ratio in the state stood at 14.5 per cent. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported 11,177 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 11,33,912, a health department bulletin said.

The daily infections crossed the 11,000-mark for the first time since May 26 last year, reported PTI.

The death toll mounted to 8,481 as three more persons from Sundargarh, Ganjam and Nayagarh districts succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

The daily positivity ratio stood at 14.5 per cent as the fresh infections were detected from 77,120 sample tests.

Khurda district registered nearly one-third of the new cases with 3,424 infections, followed by 2,136 in Sundargarh, 829 in Cuttack and 379 in Sambalpur.

The state had on Saturday logged 10,856 fresh cases and it shot up by more than two-fold from 4,714 a week ago. Odisha now has 69,763 active cases, including 22,835 in Khurda, which is in the red zone with Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Cuttack.

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