Odisha logs 99.17 per cent coronavirus recovery rate

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(Eds: adding recoveries & vaccination) Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (PTI) The recovery of coronavirus patients reached 99.17 per cent in Odisha on Thursday, where only one fatality has been reported in the last 24 hour, a health department official said.

The state's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,35,369 Thursday as 87 more people tested positive for the infection.

On account of one fresh casaulty, the death toll in Odisha stood at 1,907, the official said.

The state saw recovery of as many as 112 patients in the last 24 hour, taking the number of cured persons to 3,32,611, which is 99.17 per cent of the caseload.

The states case fatality ratio (CFR) stands at 0.56 per cent, he said.

Of the new positive cases, 51 were reported from quarantine centres and 36 detected during contact tracing.

Sundargarh district recorded the highest number of new cases at 26, followed by Mayurbhanj at nine and Khurda at seven, the official said.

'Regret to inform the demise of 68-year-old COVID positive patient of Kalahandi district who was also suffering from hypertension,' the health department said on Twitter.

Of the 1,907 COVID-19 deaths reported so far, Khurda district, of which capital Bhubaneswar is a part, accounted for 335, followed by Ganjam (248), Sundargarh (173), Cuttack (141) and Puri (117).

Fifty-three other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities, the official said.

Odisha now has 798 active cases, which is 0.23 per cent of the caseload.

The state has conducted over 77.96 lakh sample tests, including 21,742 on Wednesday, and the positivity rate now stands at 4.3 per cent.

According to the official, the state has vaccinated 2,36, 923 health workers including 23,577 Thursday.

The vaccination programme was held at 376 session sites where 62.7 per cent of the targeted beneficiaries turned up for inoculation, he said.

The health department said that 1,92,437 frontline workers have been registered for receiving COVID vaccines in the second phase of the inoculation drive scheduled to begin on February 6. PTI AAM SNS SNS