Bhubaneswar: Total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 1660 with 67 fresh cases were reported today. With this, the active cases now stand at 841, informed State Information & Public Relations (I&PR) Department.
A total of 3037 samples was tested on Wednesday, of which 67 were found positive for COVID-19 in 10 districts. Of 67 cases, 65 were reported from quarantine centres and 2 are local contacts. Ganjam district reported the highest number of 26 followed by Jajpur (11) and Khordha (11) districts.
Similarly, Nayagarh district reported 7, Sonepur district 4, Balangir, Jagatsinghpur and Sambalpur registered 2 cases each. Keonjhar registered 1 case and one positive case was confirmed in Bargarh district.
Here’re COVID-19 positive cases detected during the day 27-May :
|Sl||District Name||No. of Case(s)|
Here’re travel history and case details shared by I&PR Department:
|District||Travel history and case details||Total tally|
|Ganjam||26 cases: 25 in quarantine centres. 16 Surat, 6 Maharashtra, 3 Tamil Nadu returnees and 1 local contact case||Total 394 with 108 Active cases and 283 Recovered. 3 Deceased|
|Jajpur||11 cases: All in quarantine centres. 8 West Bengal, 2 Gujarat and 1 Andhra Pradesh returnees||Total 253 with 127 Active cases and 126 Recovered|
|Khordha||11 cases: 10 in quarantine centres. 5 Maharashtra, 3 Gujarat, 2 West Bengal returnees and 1 local contact case||Total 110 with 50 Active cases and 57 Recovered. 3 Deceased|
|Nayagarh||07 cases: All in quarantine centres. Gujarat returnees||Total 57 with 51 Active cases and 6 Recovered|
|Sonepur||04 cases: All in quarantine centres. 2 Tamil Nadu and 2 Maharashtra returnees||Total 5 with all active cases|
|Balangir||02 cases: All in quarantine centres. Maharashtra returnees||Total 56 with 52 Active cases and 4 Recovered|
|Jagatsinghpur||02 cases: All in quarantine centres. West Bengal returnees||Total 49 with 44 Active cases and 5 Recovered|
|Sambalpur||02 cases: All in quarantine centres. 1 Uttar Pradesh and 1 Andhra Pradesh returnees||Total 7 with all active cases|
|Bargarh||01 case: In quarantine centre. Maharashtra returnee||Total 2 with all active cases|
|Keonjhar||01 case: In quarantine centre. Uttar Pradesh returnee||Total 21 with 14 Active cases and 7 Recovered|
In Bargarh district, this is the second positive case of COVID-19 so far. The person infected with the deadly virus is a resident of Barpali area.
“Second case of corona positive, a 40yrs male Mumbai returnee detected in Barpali Block of Bargarh District.”, informed Bargarh Collector today.
The person was under quarantine at Baraguda area after he returned from Maharashtra a few days ago. His swab sample was collected from the quarantine centre for test and the result came out positive on Wednesday.
Source said that the youth had been staying in Mumbai since 20 years. After enforcement of lockdown, he had walked thousands of kilometers from Mumbai and arrived in Odisha-Jharkhand border. From there, he managed to reach his home district with help of someone on his way. After his return, he was put under quarantine at a college for some days and later he was sent to another quarantine centre at Baraguda under Barpali block.
With detection of second positive cases in the district, Bargarh administration announced three villages — Baraguda, Haldipali and Babupali — as the containment zones. All the roads connecting to these villages were sealed and sanitised.