Odisha reports 3,086 new Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths

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Khurda district reported the highest number of new cases. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Bhubaneswar: Seventeen more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours in Odisha, taking the toll to 8,629, a health department bulletin said on Tuesday.

At least 3,086 fresh Covid infections raised the tally in the state to 12,52,326, reported PTI.

The daily infection caseload plunged by 47.6 per cent from 5,891 a week ago.

The test positivity rate stood at 5.2 per cent as the fresh cases were detected from 59,286 sample tests in the past 24 hours. Khurda district recorded 652 new infections, followed by 325 in Cuttack.

Four fresh Covid fatalities were reported from Cuttack, two each from Puri and Khurda and one each from Balasore, Angul, Bhadrak, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Malkangiri and Rayagada.

Odisha now has 42,098 active cases, including 11,906 in Khurda, which is in the red zone along with Sundargarh and Cuttack. While, Balasore, Nuapada and Jajpur are among the seven districts that are in the yellow zone with each having over 1,000 cases at present.

At least 8,181 patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours.

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