Odisha reports 23 Covid deaths, highest since September

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Khurdha district reported highest number of Covid-19 cases. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 23 Covid deaths on Friday, highest since September 1 while the infections were the lowest in a month as 2,697 people tested positive, a Health Department bulletin said.

The daily positivity rate dropped to 4.4 per cent as 60,762 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, the bulletin added.

The infections plunged by 46 per cent from 5,057 a week ago, as the state had logged 3,629 Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths on Thursday.

Seven fatalities were reported in Khurda district, followed by three in Sundargarh, and two each in Bhadrak, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, according to the health department.

Khurda district, which includes the state capital Bhubaneswar, reported the highest number of cases with 513 infections, with 435 children being among the newly infected in the state.

The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 8,689 after an audit for the fatalities were done.

The Covid-19 active cases declined to 30,493, including 7,734 in Khurda, which is in the red zone. Sundargarh and Cuttack are among the six districts placed in the yellow zone with over 1,000 cases.

As many as 7,487 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The tally rose to 12,62,102, including 12,22,867 recoveries, the statement added.

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