Odisha reports highest single-day spike with 173 COVID-19 cases; total tally 2,781
- Odisha on Saturday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases after 173 more people tested positive for the disease, taking the total tally in the state to 2,781, a
health department officialsaid.
- Of the 173 cases, 150 were in quarantine centres, where people returning from different states are staying.
- A total of 156 people had tested positive for COVID-19, on June 2, which was the highest number of cases reported in a day till Friday.
A total of 156 people had tested positive for COVID-19, on June 2, which was the highest number of cases reported in a day till Friday.
The fresh cases were reported from 14 districts.
The maximum of 64 were reported in Ganjam district, followed by 19 in Jajpur, 13 each in Cuttack and Mayurbhanj, 11 each in Balasore and Bolangir and 10 in Gajapati.
Nine cases were reported in Khurda, eight in Nuapada, seven in Nayagarh, four in Bhadrak, two in Kalahandi and one each in Jharsuguda and Puri.
The state health department conducted 3,611 sample tests on Friday, he said.
According to him, the total number of samples tested so far is 1,72,621.
The number of active cases in the state now stands at 1,167, while 1,604 people have recovered from the disease.
Eight people have succumbed to the disease, while two others who tested positive for COVID-19, died of other reasons, the official said.
The districts that have reported more than 100 cases are Ganjam (597), Jajpur (312), Khurda (226), Balasore (190), Cuttack (167), Kendrapara (163), Bhadrak (140), Bolangir (116).
As migrant workers continue to return to the state since May 3, the government has set up 16,797 temporary medical centres in 6,798-gram panchayats.
These facilities with 7,58,555 beds act as institutional quarantine centres. AAM BDC KJ KJ
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