Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounts to 3,35,797, over 3.42 lakh inoculated

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(Eds: adding recoveries and updating inoculation) Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 3,35,797 on Tuesday with 105 new infections, a health department official said.

The death toll, however, remained unchanged at 1,910 as no fresh fatality was reported since Monday, he said.

The state also registered 108 recoveries taking the number of cured persons to 3,33,139, which is 99.20 per cent of the caseload.

Odishas case fatality ratio now stands at 0.56 per cent while its positivity rate recorded 4.25 per cent, he said.

The state now has 695 active cases, which is 0.20 per cent of the caseload.

Sixtythree of the new cases were reported from different quarantine centres, while the remaining are local contact infections.

Sundergarh district reported the highest of 14 fresh cases followed by 13 each in Cuttack and Khurda districts.

Eight other districts - Boudh, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Malkangiri, Nayagarh and Nabarangpur did not register any COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.

Malkangiri is the lone district which is coronavirus- free, he said.

The state has so far reported 1,910 fatalities of which the highest of 336 deaths have been reported from Khurda district followed by Ganjam (248), Sundergarh (173), Cuttack (142) and Puri (117), the official said.

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

Odisha has so far conducted over 79.05 lakh sample tests, including 20,441 on Monday.

Official sources said as on February 9, at least 3,42,254 people, including 26,529 health care and frontline workers have been administered COVID-19 vaccine shots across the state. PTI AAM KK KK KK