Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounts to 3,35,889, over 3.61 lakh inoculated

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(Eds: Updating with fresh inputs) Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,35,889 on Wednesday after 92 more people tested positive for the virus, while the number of people inoculated so far has reached 3,61,623, a health department official said.

The coastal state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 1,910 as no fresh fatality was reported since Tuesday, he said.

The state also registered the recovery of 81 COVID-19 patients taking the number of cured people to 3,33,220, which is 99.20 per cent of the caseload.

Odisha's case fatality ratio (CFR) stands at 0.56 per cent while its positivity rate is 4.24 per cent.

The state now has 706 active cases, the official said.

The 92 new positive cases included 14 from Bargarh district and 11 from Sundargarh district.

Of the 1,910 deaths, 336 have been reported from Khurda district followed by Ganjam (248), Sundergarh (173), Cuttack (142) and Puri (117).

A total of 53 other COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities.

The state has thus far conducted over 79.30 lakh sample tests, including 25,390 on Tuesday.

Official sources said a total of 3,61,623 health care workers (HCW) and frontline workers (FLW) have been administered COVID-19 vaccine shots across the state by Wednesday.

A review by the Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, P K Mohapatra revealed that as many as 19,369 HCW and FLW were inoculated at 212 session sites out of the target of 24,210 beneficiaries.

The Odisha government has extended the timeline for mop-up vaccination for HCW for another three days till February 13 as various districts could not achieve 100 per cent coverage so far, sources said.

Though it was earlier targeted to complete the first phase inoculation of all the HCWs by February 10, so far the achievement was only 80.5 per cent.

The second dose vaccination (which is 28 days after the first dose) of HCWs will commence from February 15. PTI AAM NN NN