Odisha reports 2,870 fresh COVID-19 cases, 42 more fatalities

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Bhubaneswar, Jul 4 (PTI) Odisha on Sunday reported 2,870 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 9,21,896, while the death toll climbed to 4,196 with 42 more fatalities, a health department official said.

The state now has 30,227 active cases and 8,87,420 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 3,158 since Saturday, he said.

Only three districts logged active cases above 2,500 and have been categorized as 'Red Zone' - Khurda (5,144), Cuttack (4,387) and Balasore (3,000). Deogarh in the western part registered the lowest at 41.

Of the fresh infections detected in all the 30 districts, 1,652 are from quarantine centres and the remaining are local-contact cases, he said.

Cuttack district reported the highest of 440 new cases, followed by Khurda (384), Balasore (240), Jajpur (191), Mayurbhanj (164), Kendrapara (157), Bhadrak (128), Jagatsinghpur (112) and Nayagarh (105).

Districts registering cases above 100 are in the coastal region, while the pandemic situation has improved in the western and southern parts of Odisha, the official said.

Taking to Twitter, the Health and Family Welfare Department said: 'Regret to inform the demise of forty-two Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospital.' The single-day deaths include eight from Khurda district, five in Bargarh and four in Sundargarh.

The state has thus far conducted over 1,39 crore sample tests for COVID-19, taking into account 71,122 on Saturday. The positivity rate stands at 6.56 per cent. PTI AAM RBT RBT

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