to 1,560 Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally on Tuesday mounted to 3,10,052 after 644 people tested positive for the virus, while 17 more fatalities pushed the coastal state's coronavirus death toll to 1,560, a health department official said.
Of the fresh cases detected from all the 30 districts, 371 were reported from different quarantine centres and the remaining 273 are local contact cases.
Khurda district, comprising state capital Bhubaneswar, registered the highest number of 73 new cases, followed by Sundergarh (62) and Mayurbhanj (59) districts.
Taking to Twitter, the Health and Family Welfare Department said: 'Regret to inform the demise of seventeen #COVID-19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.' The deaths were reported from Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Jagatsinghpur and Subarnapur districts.
A total of 53 other COVID-19 patients have also succumbed to the virus due to comorbidities, the official said.
Khurda district alone has accounted for 269 deaths followed by Ganjam (233) and Cuttack (125). Twenty seven other districts have reported less than 100 fatalities.
Odisha now has 9,280 active cases, while as many as 2,99,159 patients have recovered from the disease.
The state has thus far conducted over 53.30 lakh sample tests, including 36,212 on Monday.
The positivity rate stands at 5.82 per cent, the department added. PTI AAM RBT RBT