With 159 new COVID-19 cases, Bhubaneswar’s tally breaches 2100-mark; details here

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 tally in Bhubaneswar breached 2100-mark with 159 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Out of fresh cases, 118 cases have been detected from quarantine centres and 41 are local contacts, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today.

As per case details shared by the civic authority, 44 cases linked with an earlier positive case have been detected from a slum in Nayapalli area under BMC. All the infected persons are female.

Once again, Alugadi (potato godown) located at Aiginia on outskirts of Bhubaneswar raised major concern for the authorities as 20 new cases linked with a previous COVID case have been reported from the area.

Similarly, 13 more persons from Unit-3 Kharavela Nagar area currently lodged in different quarantine centres have been found positive for COVID-19.

Further contact tracing is still continuing. Primary contacts and nearby houses are being quarantined, sanitised and will be under active surveillance, the BMC tweeted.

Here’re details of newly detected COVID-19 cases under the BMC in the last 24 hours:

Meanwhile, the State capital registered a record 102 recoveries on July 26.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Bhubaneswar climbed to 2150 with 1125 active cases and 1011 recoveries. With one more fresh death due to COVID-19 reported today, the virus has claimed 12 lives in the city.

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