Malkangiri: As many as 29 BSF Jawans from Odisha’s Malkangiri district have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, informed the district Collector.
The Jawans had returned from various states, including Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and were accommodated at various Temporary Medical Camps (TMCs) including Malybanta Boys’ Hostel and Junior Science College.
The district today reported 36 new COVID-19 cases. Of the remaining seven cases, four had returned from Tamil Nadu and New Delhi and were lodged at TMC MV-07 and three were under home quarantine after returning from New Delhi.
“Active contact tracing and followup action is being conducted,” informed the district Collector.
The district has so far reported a total of 96 positive cases, including 44 active and 52 recovered cases.