Odisha reports 407 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

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Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 (PTI) Odisha reported 407 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally to 3,24,796, a Health Department official said.

Five more deaths raised the toll to 1,820, he said.

Of the new cases, 236 were reported from different quarantine centres.

Sundergarh recorded the highest 62 new cases, followed by Angul (60) and Khurda (46).

Four districts -- Deogarh, Nabarangpur, Subarnapur and Rayagada -- did not report any new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, he said.

Khurda, of which state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, has so far reported 52,224 COVID-19 cases, followed by Cuttack (28,428) and Ganjam (21,748), the official said.

The latest deaths were reported from Angul, Balasore, Bolangir, Cuttack and Sundergarh.

There are 3,073 active cases in the state at present, while 3,19,850 patients have recovered.

The state has so far tested 64.68 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 31,592 on Tuesday.

Odisha's positivity rate stands at 5.02 per cent. PTI AAM SBN SOM SOM