Odisha reports 5,901 fresh Covid cases, eight deaths

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

Bhubaneswar: Odisha reports 5,901 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, raising the tally to 12,31,169, the health department said in a bulletin.

The death toll mounted to 8,550 with eight more fatalities – three deaths in Sundargarh, and one each in Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Keonjhar, Koraput and Rayagada, reported PTI.

The state now has 70,327 active cases, while 11,52,239 patients have so far recovered from the disease, including 10,078 since Wednesday.

Khurda district reported 1,430 new infections, followed by 545 in Sundargarh and 402 in Cuttack. Odisha had logged 7,416 cases and 10 deaths on Wednesday.

The state tested 63,209 samples for Covid in the past 24 hours, the bulletin added.

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