Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (PTI) Odisha's coronavirus tally shot up to 34,913 on Sunday with 1,434 fresh cases, while 10 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 197, a health department official said.
The latest COVID-19 cases were reported from 29 districts, with Ganjam topping the list (320), followed by Khurda (218), Rayagada (197), Cuttack (123), Gajapati (91) and Sundergarh (76), he said.
Ganjam district, Odisha's coronavirus hotspot, also registered the maximum number of four fatalities since Saturday. Khurda (three), Jajpur (one), Sundergarh (one) and Kalahandi (one) accounted for the remaining deaths, the official said.
The tribal-dominated Kalahandi district reported its first COVID-19 death, he said.
'Regret to inform the demise of 10 COVID-19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,' the Health and Family Welfare Department said in a statement.
Another 65-year-old coronavirus positive patient from Gajapati district also breathed his last, but the department attributed the cause of his death to chronic kidney disease.
Of the 1,434 new cases, 889 people were detected positive from quarantine centres, he said, adding, contact- tracing and follow-up action have been initiated.
Odisha's active case count stood at 13,403, while 21,274 patients have so far recovered from the disease.
The state on Saturday tested 14,608 samples, taking the total number of such clinical examinations conducted to 5,43,316, the official said. PTI AAM RBT RBT