58 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, tally

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rises to 3,36,636 Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (PTI) Odishas COVID-19 tally on Sunday mounted to 3,36,636 after 58 more people tested positive for the virus, while three districts became coronavirus-free, a health department official said.

Of the new cases detected from 18 districts, 34 were reported from quarantine centres, while the remaining 24 were local contact cases, the official said.

The 18 districts had new cases in single digits.

Gajapati, Kandhamal and Nabarangpur districts in the southern region of the state became COVID-19 free, with no active cases left in the three districts, he said.

The states coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 1,914 since Friday.

Fifty-three other COVID-19 patients have also died due to comorbidities.

Odisha currently has 616 active cases, while 3,34,053 patients have recovered so far.

The state has so far conducted over 81.67 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 20,714 on Saturday.

Odishas positivity rate stands at 4.12 per cent, the data released by the Health and Family Welfare department said. PTI AAM SBN MM MM