Odisha reports 753 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more fatalities

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Sunday mounted to 3,08,659 with 753 more people testing positive for infection, while 17 fresh fatalities pushed the state's toll to 1,527, a health department official said.

Of the 753 cases, 434 were reported from quarantine centres, and the remaining detected during contact tracing.

All 30 districts in the coastal state reported less than 100 cases each, the official said.

Sundargarh recorded the maximum number of cases at 75, followed by Khurda at 74 and Nuapada at 65.

Taking to Twitter, the state Health and Family Welfare Department said, 'Regret to inform the demise of seventeen #COVID19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.' Four deaths each were recorded in Khurda and Sundergarh districts, followed by three each in Bargarh and Sambalpur. One each succumbed to the infection in Boudh, Dhenkanal and Kalahandi, the official said.

Odisha currently has 10,563 active cases, while as many as 2,96,516 patients have so far recovered. At least 53 other COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities. The positivity rate in the state stands at 5.87 per cent Over 52.59 lakh sample tests have been conducted in the state, including 40,661 on Saturday. PTI AAM RMS RMS