Bhubaneswar: As many as five more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha yesterday taking the tally to 79, Health and Family Welfare Department sources said.
As per the department, the fresh five cases are from Balasore district and are close relatives of the persons who had tested positive for the virus earlier. Number of cases in the district has now reached 8.
First Health Update of 21st April, 2020
5 New Positive Cases Found in Balasore.
Total No of Positive Cases: 79
(All Close Relatives of previous positive case.)
34 Yrs Female, 38 Yrs Male, 12 Yrs Male, 34 Yrs Female & 26 yrs Male.
— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) April 21, 2020
A total of 11748 RT PCR tests and 4861 Rapid Antibody tests have been conducted so far in the state, it said.
With this, the number of active cases in Odisha stood at 53 while 25 persons have been cured and discharged from hospitals till date, it added.