Odisha reports 3,329 new Covid-19 cases, 18 deaths

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

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 18 more Covid-19 deaths on Monday, with the toll rising to 8,612, a health department bulletin said.

While 3,329 fresh infections raised the tally to 12,49,240, reported PTI. Khurda district recorded 646 new cases, followed by 293 in Cuttack.

The test positivity rate stood at 5.87 per cent as the fresh infections were detected from 56,708 sample tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The daily caseload plunged by 54 per cent from 7,291 a week ago.

A six-year-old girl, who succumbed to the disease in Dhenkanal, is among the 18 new fatalities, including four in Bhubaneswar and three each in Ganjam and Jajpur districts.

Two more patients in Jagatsinghpur and one each in Cuttack, Puri, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Nayagarh succumbed to the infection.

Odisha now has 47,210 active cases, including 14,332 in Khurda, which is in the red zone along with Sundargarh and Cuttack.

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