Odisha logs 3,554 new COVID-19 cases, 47 fresh fatalities

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Bhubaneswar, Jun 26 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 8,97,062 on Saturday as 3,554 more people tested positive for the infection, while 47 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 3,848, a health official said.

As many as 3,644 more people have been cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,60,142, he said, adding the state now has 33,019 active cases.

A total of 2,028 new cases were registered in quarantine centres, while 1,526 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing.

Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the highest number of new cases at 651, followed by Cuttack (501) and Balasore (271).

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

Fifty-three coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities to date.

The state has thus far tested over 1.34 crore samples for COVID-19, including 68,695 on Friday. Odisha's positivity rate stands at 5.17 per cent. PTI AAM ACD ACD

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