Odisha logs 95 new COVID-19 cases, over 3.83 lakh workers inoculated

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(Eds: Adding recoveries & updating vaccination) Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Thursday mounted to 3,35,984 after 95 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

The COVID-19 death toll remained at 1,910 as no fresh fatality was reported since Monday.

The state also registered recovery of 60 patients taking the total number of cured persons to 3,33,280 which is 99.19 per cent.

Odisha's case fatality ratio (CFR) stands at 0.56 per cent while the state's positivity rate is 4.22 per cent.

Meanwhile, the number of inoculation comprising both the health care workers (HCW) and Front Line Workers (FLW) climbed to 3,83,023 including 21,400 vaccinations held at 207 session sites on Thursday, he said.

Of the targeted 3,38,700 HCWs in the first phase, as many as 2,77,520 beneficiaries have been vaccinated while a total of 1,05,503 FLWs have been inoculated so far, the official said.

'The success of Thursday's vaccination was complete 100 per cent,' the official said.

Of the 95 new cases detected on Thursday, 56 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the rest came to the fore through contact tracing, the official said.

Sundergarh district reported the maximum number of fresh cases at 20, followed by Cuttack (11) and Puri (9).

Eleven of the state's 30 districts, including Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, and Kendrapara, did not register any new cases since Tuesday.

Malkangiri and Nayagarh continue to remain coronavirus-free with no active case left in the two districts, he said.

Odisha currently has 741 active cases including 146 alone in Sundergarh, which is 0.22 per cent of the caseload.

Fifty-three COVID-19 patients died in the state due to comorbidities.

Over 79.55 lakh sample tests have been conducted in the state, including 25,188 on Wednesday. PTI AAM RG RG