Odisha reports 8,845 new Covid-19 cases, seven deaths

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

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rose to 11,96,140 on Saturday as 8,845 people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.

The daily spike in cases is the lowest in the last 10 days. The state had logged 9,833 cases and six deaths on Friday.

The state’s Covid death toll increased to 8,514 as seven more patients succumbed to the infection, reported PTI.

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Khurda district recorded the highest number of new cases at 2,528, followed by 1,001 in Sundargarh and 628 in Cuttack, it said.

Two fatalities were reported in Angul, and one each in Cuttack, Puri, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj and Jajpur. Fifty-three other patients have died due to comorbidities so far.

As many as 10,390 people were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 10,99,423.

The test positivity rate dipped to 12.89 per cent from 13.21 per cent a day ago as 68,625 samples were tested for Covid. The number of active cases slightly declined to 88,150, including 32,405 in Khurda district.

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