Tamil Nadu returnee turns COVID-19 superspreader in Odisha district

Rayagada: A migrant, who had returned from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, has turned out to be a superspreader of the novel coronavirus in Odisha’s Rayagada after 63 positive cases were reported from one village in the district today.

Rayagada, which was the last district in the state to report COVID-19 case in the first week of June,  today reported 76 fresh cases. Out of the 76 cases, 63 have been reported from Bijapur village alone.

With the new cases, the district’s total tally rose to 115, including 79 from Bijapur village. The number of active cases in the entire district now stands at 98 and recovered cases at 17.

Worth mentioning, Odisha reported an all-time-high of 561 COVID-19 positive cases today taking the total count to 8,106.

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