Odisha COVID tally rises to 3,35,072;inoculation drive suspended for three days from Sunday

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(Adding detail) Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Sunday surged to 3,35,072 after 114 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

The state's coronavirus death toll remained at 1,906 as no fresh fatality has been reported for the last six days, the official said.

The COVID-19 vaccination drive did not take place Sunday and will be suspended on February 1 and February 2 too in view of the pulse polio immunisation programme across the state, a senior health and family welfare department official said.

The COVID-19 vaccination programme will resume on February 3, he said.

As many as 2,08,424 health care workers have been inoculated so far.

Giving detail about coronavirus scenario, the health official said the state also saw recovery of as many as 141 patients in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of persons getting cured of the disease to 3,32,103, which is 99.11 per cent of the caseload.

Odishas case fatality rate (CFR) now stands at 0.56 per cent, he said.

The new positive cases were detected in 19 of the state's 30 districts, with 68 reported from different quarantine centres, while the remaining 46 are local contact cases.

Sundergarh district recorded the highest number of 21 fresh cases followed by Bargarh (11) and Khurda (9).

Of the 19 districts, only two districts reported new positive cases in double digit. Eleven other districts did not register any new positive cases since Saturday.

The official said the state had reported one coronavirus death from Sundergarh district on January 25.

There has been no such fatality since January 26, he said. Apart from the death of 1,906 people, 53 other COVID-19 positive patients had died due to comorbidities.

Currently, the state has 1,010 active COVID-19 cases, which is 0.30 per cent of the total positive cases.

The state has so far conducted over 77.09 lakh sample tests for COVID-19 including 22,830 on Saturday.

Odisha's positivity stands at 4.35 per cent,according to the data released by the health and family welfare department.