Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered its highest spike in COVID-19 cases in a day as 20 more persons tested positive for the virus yesterday, official sources said today.
Out of the 20 fresh cases, 17 are from Ganjam and 3 from Mayurbhanj. With this, Mayurbhanj reported its maiden COVID-19 case. All of the 20 cases have been identified as Surat returnees, sources said.
First Health Update, 7th May
17 New positives in Ganjam
All male, Age: 27, 27, 20, 38, 23, 29, 50, 30, 29, 21, 43, 43, 39, 46, 18, 24 & One Female, 20 yrs
3 Positive cases in Mayurbhanj
All Male, Age: 21, 36 & 44
(Surat returnees. In quarantine)
Total Positive Case: 205
— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) May 7, 2020
Three positive cases confirmed in Mayurbhanj (Kaptipada Block).
All are Surat returnees.
All Male. Age – 21,36, and 44 years
All three had reached Kaptipada from Surat on 4th May and were kept in quarantine.
Contact tracing and follow-up action is being done.
— DISTRICT ADMN., MAYURBHANJ (@DM_Mayurbhanj) May 7, 2020
As many as 3060 samples were tested yesterday in Odisha while 28 of those tested positive, sources added.
Number of active cases in the state stood at 142 while 61 patients have recovered so far.
Here’s district-wise tally of COVID-19 cases in Odisha:
#Odisha #COVID19 Facts: Highest no. of cases in a day (28) detected yesterday. Earlier, 18 cases were detected on April 5.#Ganjam reported 2nd highest no. of cases in a day district wise (17). Khordha had reported 18 cases on April 5.#OdishaFightsCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/qbEcdFalz4
— Sambad English (@Sambad_English) May 7, 2020