Odisha logs 63 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 3,37,992

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 11 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload surged to 3,37,992 after 63 more people tested positive for infection, a health department official said on Thursday.

The new cases were detected in 14 of the state's 30 districts, with 38 cases reported from quarantine centres and the remaining 25 were local contact cases.

Mayurbhanj district reported the highest of 14 new cases followed by Cuttack (11) and seven cases each in Sundergarh and Balasore.

The state's coronavirus death toll remained at 1,917 as no fresh fatality has been reported.

Apart from the 1,917 coronavirus deaths, 53 other COVID-19 patients have also died in the state due to comorbidities, he said.

The state currently has 700 active COVID-19 cases while 3,35,322 patients have so far recovered from the highly infectious disease.

The state has so far conducted over 85.58 lakh samples tests for COVID-19 while Odisha's positivity rate stands at 3.95 per cent, the data released by the health and family welfare (H&FW) department said.

Meanwhile, the Health and Family Welfare department in its official twitter handle said that in a span of 45 days, Odisha has administered over 10 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and elderly citizens.

'More than 10 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered from January 16 to March 10, excluding holidays,' the H&FW department said in a tweet.

While the first five lakh doses were given in 30 days, the rest five lakh were administered in just 15 days, the department said, congratulating all frontline COVID Warriors for making this possible. PTI AAM RG RG