Bhubaneswar: The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha increased to 83 today after one more from Jajpur tested positive for the deadly virus.
Official sources said the recent positive case is a 38-year-old male from Jajpur. He has a travel history to West Bengal.
The youth is a resident of Akarapada panchayat under Dasarathapur block in Jajpur district. Recently he returned from Kolkata, sources added.
So far this is the eighth positive case reported from the district.
Earlier in the day official sources said three persons of Bhadrak tested positive and their samples were tested yesterday.
Till yet, 32 persons recovered from the infection and one died. The number of active cases is 50.