Odisha reports 19 Covid deaths, 4,843 new positive cases

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

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday reported 19 deaths due to Covid-19 as the total fatalities in the state climbed to 8,594.

Five deaths were reported from Khurdha district while three fatalities occurred in Ganjam, two in Angul, two in Nabarangpur and one each from Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Puri districts.

According to the health bulletin, the deaths are not of a particular day but updates of past fatalities after due audit process is completed and the cause of death has been identified due to Covid-19.

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However, for second consecutive days, the Covid cases remained below 5,000.

Odisha reported 4,843 cases including 663 from the 0-18 years age group on Sunday. As many as 4,842 positive cases and 15 deaths were reported in Odisha, on Saturday.

Out of the new cases on Sunday, Khurda district continued to report the highest (1,023) cases, followed by Sundargarh (735) and Cuttack (379). Other districts reported below 200 cases.

With addition of fresh infections, the total active cases in the state increased to 53,090.

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