Odisha reports 72 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 3,35,620

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(Eds: Adding recoveries) Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Sunday rose to 3,35,620 as 72 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said.

The death toll remained at 1,909 as no fresh fatality due to the disease was reported since Saturday, he said.

As many as 106 patients were cured of the disease on Sunday, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,32,948, which is 99.20 per cent of the COVID-19 caseload.

Odisha's case fatality ratio (CFR) is 0,56 per cent while the state's positivity rate remained at 4.27 per cent, he said.

Of the 72 new COVID-19 cases, 43 were reported from quarantine centres and the rest detected during contact tracing.

Sundergarh district reported the maximum number of new cases at 14, followed by Angul at 10 and Jharsuguda at seven.

Twelve districts, including Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Kendrapara and Keonjhar, did not register any new case in the last 24 hours, the official said.

Kandhamal, which has emerged as the coldest place in the state with mercury level below 10 degree Celsius for the past two weeks, became COVID-19 free, with no active case left in the district, he said.

Odisha currently has 710 active cases, which is 0.21 per cent of the caseload, he said, adding that as many as 53 COVID-19 patients have died in the state due to comorbidities.

The state has so far conducted over 78.64 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 23,785 on Saturday.

More than 2.75 lakh frontline workers have been administered COVID-19 vaccine in Odisha till Saturday. There was no vaccination programme on Sunday, the official added.