Highest single-day spike of 304 COVID-19 cases in Odisha; two more die

Bhubaneswar, Jun 21 (PTI) Odisha registered the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases with 304 more people testing positive for the disease, taking the total in the state to 5,160, a health department official said on Sunday.

Two more people succumbed to the virus - a septuagenarian in Bargarh and a 49-year-old man in Puri -- raising the death toll to 14.

Both suffered from pre-existing ailments.

Of the 304 new cases, 272 were recorded in quarantine centres, where migrant workers have been put up for observation following their return from other states.

The remaining 32 were reported from different localities.

The number of active cases currently stands at 1,607.

As many as 3,534 patients have recovered from the viral disease so far.

Altogether 4,628 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday. The total number of coronavirus tests in the state climbed to 2,24,402. PTI AAM RMS DV DV