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Corona Back In Capital

Everybody in the State Capital was happy when Health department declared Bhubaneswar as Corona free on Monday.

Barely some hours after, the celebration fizzled out when the city reported 2 more cases on Tuesday.

State Health & Family Welfare Department today revealed about the two new cases detected in Bhubaneswar. One of them happens to be a constable in the armed police reserve.

The Commissionerate Police further informed that doctors at the four Police Hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are monitoring the health condition of all police personnel as per established protocols.
Similarly, Jagatsinghpur was also Monday declared corona free on Monday and 23 new cases came to the fore on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Odisha’s COVID tally touched 978, barely some numbers behind 1000-mark.

At least 102 cases have been detected in the last 24 hours. Ninty seven of them came from quarantine centres while five others from outside.

Of the 102 cases, Jajpur has reported 31 cases, Jagatsinghpur 23 (including 20 that were detected last night), Bhadrak 21, Kendrapara 8, Khurda 4 (including 2 in Bhubaneswar), Puri 4, Angul 2, Balasore 2, Sambalpur 2, Nayagarh 1 while Cuttack has added 4 more positives to its tally. Surprisingly, Ganjam has not reported a single COVID case in the last 24 hours.

Eight cases detected in Kendrapara are from quarantine centres. Of these, 2 had returned from West Bengal, 3 from Tamil Nadu, 1 from Karnataka and 2 from Maharastra. Two WB returnees have tested positive in Sambalpur, both of them were in quarantine centre. Four cases in Puri are Surat returnees.

Out of the 23 cases in Jagatsinghpur, 20 had returned from West Bengal while the rest three are Gujarat returnees. All were in quarantine centres.
Two cases reported in Khurdha quarantine centres are Gujarat returnees. Two locals in Balasore also tested positive on Monday. Of the 4 cases in Cuttack, 3 were in quarantine centres (including a Maharashtra, Telangana & Tamilnadu returnee) while the other is a local case. Another case reported in Nayagarh is a Surat returnee.
In Jajpur, 30 WB returnees and one Telangana returnee tested positive for the virus taking the tally in the district to 168. Bhadrak’s COVID count rose to 95 after detection of 21 new cases. All were in quarantine centres. While 12 of them had returned from WB, 1 is Andhra returnee, 2 from Tamil Nadu and 6 from Gujarat. Two Surat returnees also tested positive in Angul.
Meanwhile, the COVID death toll in Odisha increased to 5.
“A 75-year-old patient of Cuttack suffering from severe co-morbidities and chronic pulmonary disease was admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar Emergency and unfortunately passed away within a few hours. He was later tested and found to be positive for COVID-19,” health department said.
Odisha Government has made a record when it completed 1 lakh corona tests while the entire country has conducted only 23 lakh tests so far.
 


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