Odisha reports 10,939 new COVID-19 cases, 33 fresh fatalities

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Bhubaneswar, May 25 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload surged to 7,14,380 on Tuesday as 10,939 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

The state also registered its highest single-day spike in fatalities at 33, pushing the coronavirus death toll to 2,549.

As many as 6,178 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 4,761 infections were detected during contact tracing.

Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, reported the highest number of new cases at 1,298, followed by Cuttack (922) and Angul (819).

Khurda also registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at 33, followed by four each in Angul, Jharsuguda and Kalahandi and three each in Subarnapur and Sundergarh.

Odisha now has 1,10,554 active cases, while 6,01,224 people have so far recovered from the disease, including 11,614 on Monday.

Fifty-three other patients have died due to comorbidities to date.

The state has thus far tested over 1.14 crore samples for COVID-19, including 62,261 on Monday. Odisha's positivity rate stands at 6.25 per cent, as per Health Department data.