Odisha reports over 5,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths

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

Bhubaneswar: Daily Covid-19 cases continued to dip in Odisha, where 5,057 more people tested positive on Friday, the health department said.

The coronavirus tally stood at 12,36,226, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,560, reported PTI. The state had logged 5,901 single-day cases and eight deaths on Thursday. A week ago, it had reported 9,833 fresh infections.

Odisha tested 61,635 samples in the past 24 hours at a positivity rate of 8.2 per cent. Khurda district reported 1,111 new cases, followed by 495 in Cuttack and 429 in Sundargarh.

The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was 17.1 per cent in Khurda and 12.9 in Sundargarh. Nineteen more districts have a positivity rate of over five per cent.

The state now has 64,217 active cases, and 11,63,396 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 11,157 since Thursday.

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