Bhubaneswar: As many as 143 fresh COVID-19 cases have been detected in the state in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s total count mounted to 5303, said Health and Family Welfare Department today.
While 137 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, six are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department.
Of all the new cases, 141 have been reported from 17 districts: Khordha (16), Nayagarh (13), Balasore (13), Cuttack (20), Jagatsinghpur (1), Angul (1), Dhenkanal (3), Bhadrak (4), Kalahandi (6), Keonjhar (2) Ganjam (32), Sundargarh (12), Kendrapada (10), Jharsuguda (1), Bargarh (1), Balangir (1) and Sambalpur (5). Remaining two cases are, NDRF personnel, who were under quarantine, after returning from Amphan duty in West Bengal.
With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 1562. While 3720 patients have recovered in the state so far, 14 succumbed to the virus.
In the last 24 hours, 3458 samples were tested whereas total 2,27,860 tests have been conducted in the state so far.
Yesterday, the state registered the highest spike in COVID-19 positive cases as the number of cases reported in 24 hours crossed 300-mark for the first time and stood at 304.