Odisha reports 97 new COVID-19 cases, one fresh fatality

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 3,35,466 on Friday as 97 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,908, a health department official said.

Of the fresh cases, 58 were reported from quarantine centres and 39 detected during contact tracing, he said.

Nine districts - Bhadrak, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nayagarh, Nabarangpur and Subarnapur - did not report any fresh case in the last 24 hours.

Sundargarh and Cuttack recorded 16 new cases each, followed by Bargarh (12).

The coastal state now has 894 active cases.

Two districts-Kandhamal and Nabarangpur- have become 'COVID free', while Boudh, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Koraput and Malkangiri have active cases in single digits.

Taking to Twitter, the Health and Family Welfare department said, 'Regret to inform the demise of 83-year-old COVID positive patient of Cuttack, who was also suffering from diabetes mellitus & hypertension.' Of the total 1,908 fatalities, Khurda accounted for 335, followed by Ganjam (248), Sundargarh (173), Cuttack (142) and Puri (117).

Altogether, 3,32,611 patients have recovered from the disease in the state.

According to the official, 2,36,923 health workers have been vaccinated till Thursday.

Health department's additional chief secretary PK Mohapatra became the first IAS officer in the state to receive the shot of COVID-19 vaccine.

He was administered 'Covaxin' at the Capital Hospital here.

Mohapatra urged health workers, who are reluctant to receive the shots of COVID vaccine, to come forward without any hesitation.

The state has conducted over 78.19 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 23,688 on Thursday, and the positivity rate stands at 4.29 per cent. PTI AAM SBN BDC BDC