mounts to 1,022 Bhubaneswar, Oct 11 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally crossed the 2.5 lakh-mark on Sunday as 2,546 more people tested positive for the infection, while 16 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,022, a health official said.
The fresh infections reported in all the 30 districts have taken the state's caseload to 2,52,239, he said.
As many as 1,504 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 1,042 people tested positive for COVID-19 during contact tracing, the official said.
Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, reported the highest number of new cases at 410, followed by Angul (208) and Sundergarh (161), he said.
Five fresh fatalities were reported in Khurda, including three in Bhubaneswar, four in Balasore, two in Dhenkanal and one each in Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Koraput and Puri, the official said.
Ganjam district has so far reported the highest number of coronavirus fatalities at 222, followed by Khurda (173) and Cuttack (84), he said.
Fifty-three coronavirus patients have succumbed to other infections so far, the official said.
Odisha now has 26,891 active cases, while 2,24,273 people have been cured of the disease so far, he said.
The state has so far tested 37.55 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 45,079 on Saturday, the official added.
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