Odisha reports 1,547 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more fatalities

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 30 (PTI) Odisha on Friday reported 1,547 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the coastal state to 2,88,646, while 11 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,308, a health department official said.

Of the new cases, 891 were reported from various quarantine centres and 656 people detected during contact tracing, he said.

Khurda district, of which state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, recorded the maximum number of fresh cases at 159, followed by Cuttack at 98 and Angul at 95.

Taking to Twitter, the state health department said, 'Regret to inform the demise of eleven COVID-19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.' Of the fresh fatalities, three were reported from Khurda, two from Cuttack and one each from Angul, Ganjam, Jharsuguda, Kandhamal, Nuapada and Rayagada districts.

Ganjam district accounted for 229 of the 1,308 COVID- 19 deaths reported in the state so far, followed by Khurda (226) and Cuttack (110).

Odisha currently has 15,247 active cases, while 2,72,038 people have been cured of the disease, he said.

The state has conducted over 45.08 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 44,506 on Thursday, he said, adding that the positivity rate currently stands at 6.4 per cent.