(Eds: Adding more details) Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 2,68,364 on Sunday as 2,019 more people tested positive for the infection, while 14 fresh fatalities pushed the coastal state's coronavirus death toll to 1,135, a health official said.
As many as 1,168 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 851 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases at 283, followed by Cuttack (150), Angul (129) and Mayurbhanj (111), the official said.
Four fresh fatalities were reported from Khurda, two each from Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur, and one each from Mayurbhanj, Puri, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Balangir and Sambalpur districts, he said.
The fatality ratio among coronavirus patients in the state currently stands at 0.42 per cent.
Ganjam district has so far reported the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities at 225, followed by Khurda (195) and Cuttack (100), the official said.
Fifty-three coronavirus patients have died due to other ailments so far, he said.
At least 2,610 patients were cured of the disease during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,26,837, which is 91.97 per cent of Odisha's caseload.
The state now has 20,339 active coronavirus cases, which accounted for 7.57 per cent of its caseload, he added.
The state has so far tested over 40.43 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 42,258 on Saturday, he added. PTI AAM ACD BDC BDC