Odisha's active COVID-19 caseload dips to below 1,000 after 8 months

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (PTI) After eight months, Odisha's active COVID-19 caseload dipped to below 1,000 on Wednesday even as 71 fresh infections pushed the state's tally to 3,35,282, a health official said.

The state now has 946 active cases. It had recorded less than 1,000 active cases on June 2 last year.

'Happy to share that after a spirited fight of 8 months, Odisha's active cases have fallen below 1,000 for the first time since 2nd June 2020. We salute the continuing efforts of our valiant COVID warriors,' the Health Department tweeted.

Forty-two new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 29 infections were detected during contact tracing, the official said.

Sundergarh district registered the highest number of new cases at 11.

Odisha's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 1,906 for the last nine days.

Fifty-three coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities so far.

As many as 3,32,377 people have recovered from the disease to date.

The state has so far tested over 77.74 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 22,997 on Tuesday, he said.

The Health Department said that 1,92,437 health workers and frontline personnel have been registered for receiving COVID vaccines in the second phase of the drive scheduled to begin on February 6.

Odisha has received 1,46,590 additional doses before commencement of the drive. The state has vaccinated 2,10,205 health workers so far. PTI AAM ACD PTI PTI