Odisha reports 72 new COVID-19 cases, 1 fatality

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(Eds: Adding recoveries & inoculation) Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,35,692 on Monday as 72 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,910, a health department official said.

The state also registered 83 patients getting cured of the disease taking the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 3,33,031, which is 99.20 per cent of the caseload.

Odisha's case fatality ratio (CFR) stands at 0.56 per cent while the rate of positivity at 4.26 per cent, he said.

As many as 39,402 persons comprising health care workers (HCW) and front line workers (FLW) were vaccinated at 400 different session sites on Monday, he said.

The state had earlier set a target of inoculating as many as 45,351 HCW and FLW beneficiaries.

Of the new COVID-19 cases reported on Monday, 44 were detected from quarantine centres and 28 cases came to the fore during contact tracing.

Sundargarh district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 11, followed by Puri (8) and Mayurbhanj (7).

Eleven other districts - Boudh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nayagarh and Nabarangpur - did not register any new case in the last 24 hours.

'Kandhamal and Malkangiri have become COVID free with no active cases in these districts,' the official said.

Taking to Twitter, the Health and Family Welfare department said, 'Regret to inform the demise of 74-year-old female COVID positive patient of Balasore district, who was also suffering from hypertension.' Of the total COVID-19 fatalities, Khurda district accounted for 336, followed by Ganjam (248), Sundargarh (173), Cuttack (142) and Puri (117).

Fifty-three other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities, the official said.

More than 2.75 lakh frontline workers have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Odisha till February 6.

Odisha now has 698 active cases, which is 0,20 per cent of the state's caseload.

The state has so far conducted over 78.84 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 20,341 on Sunday. PTI AAM RG RG