Odisha reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 3,38,323

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 16 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,38,323 on Tuesday as 65 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

Of the new cases, 37 were reported from quarantine centres and 28 detected during contact tracing.

Sundargarh district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 15, followed by Mayurbhanj at nine, Balasore and Khurda at five each.

Boudh, Kendrapara, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts have turned 'coronavirus free' as no active cases exist there, he said.

The death toll remained at 1,918 as no new fatality due to the infection has been reported since March 14.

Fifty-three other COVID-19 patients also died due to comorbidities, he said.

Odisha now has 622 active cases, while 3,35,730 people have recovered from the disease.

The state has so far conducted over 86.61 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 19,611 on Monday, and the positivity rate stands at 3.91 per cent. PTI AAM BDC BDC