Odisha reports 1,247 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more fatalities

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(Eds: With fresh inputs) Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (PTI) Odisha on Tuesday reported 1,247 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 2,83,942, while 13 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,272, a health department official said.

The state during the day registered recovery of 2,010 COVID-19 patients taking the total number of cured people to 2,68,115 which is 94.42 per cent of the caseload.

The state now has 14,502 active cases.

Of the new cases, 729 were reported from various quarantine centres and 518 people detected during contact tracing.

Khurda district, of which state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, recorded the maximum number of fresh cases at 206, followed by Cuttack at 105 and Sundargarh at 96.

Taking to Twitter, the state health department said, 'Regret to inform the demise of thirteen COVID positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.' Of the fresh fatalities, four were reported from Khurda, three from Nuapada, two each from Keonjhar and Jharsuguda and one each from Malkangiri and Sundargarh.

So far, 53 other COVID-19 patients have died in the state due to comorbidities, the official said.

Altogether 30,303 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday, taking the total number of such tests to over 43.85 lakh, he added. PTI AAM NN NN