Odisha logs 3,408 new COVID-19 cases, 39 fresh fatalities

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Bhubaneswar, Jun 27 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 9 lakh-mark on Sunday as 3,408 more people tested positive for the infection, while 39 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 3,887, a health official said.

The fresh infections recorded in all the 30 districts took the state's caseload to 9,00,470.

As many as 1,943 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 1,465 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.

Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, registered the highest number of new cases at 582, followed by Cuttack (553) and Jajpur (258).

Khurda also recorded the highest number of fresh fatalities at nine, followed by five each in Bargarh, Cuttack and Nayagarh, and three each in Sambalpur and Sundargarh.

Fifty-three other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities thus far.

The state now has 32,706 active cases, while 8,63,824 people have recovered from the disease to date, including 3,682 on Saturday.

Odisha has thus far tested over 1.35 crore samples for COVID-19, including 68,335 in the last 24 hours. The state's positivity rate stands at 4.98 per cent. PTI AAM ACD ACD

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