ODISHA VIRUS COUNT APPROACHING 15K MARK  ODISHA CONFIRMS 14, 898 COVID-19 POSITIVE  WITH THREE MORE COVID-19 DEATHS IN ODISHA TOLL MOUNTS TO 77  TWO FROM GANJAM AND ONE FROM BHUBANESWAR  618 NEW COVID CASES DETECTED IN 22 DISTRICTS  GANJAM TOPS IN LIST WITH 286 CASES  FOLLOWED BY KHURDA 107 BALASORE 61 JAGATSINGHPUR 26 CUTTACK 16  

Virus Cases On Rise

Odisha Government confirmed 4,338 COVID-19 Positive cases with as many as 175 more people, including 21 disaster response personnel, testing positive.

However, the Good News is 17 June also registered the number of recoveries crossing 3,000-mark as 73 patients were declared cured of the highly infectious disease.
 
The total number of recoveries now stands at 3,047 which is 70.23 per cent of the total cases.
 
Of the 175 fresh cases, 145 were reported from different quarantine centers, where people returning from other states are allowed to stay, while the remaining 30 infections were found during contact tracing, a senior official of the Department of Health & Family Welfare said.
 
The new cases include 21 personnel of the Odisha Fire Service. They were placed under institutional quarantine upon their return from West Bengal, where they were engaged in relief and restoration assignments following Extremely Severe Cyclone-Amphan.
 
With this the number of disaster response personnel were infected with the Virus have gone up to 195. As many as 174 personnel of the NDRF, the ODRAF and the Fire Service had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.
 
The new cases also included 7 railway employees who returned from New Delhi, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials informed.
 
With this number of COVID-19 Positive cases in the BMC Zone has gone up to 149.
 
Meanwhile, the District Administration of Puri on 17 June notified the Containment Zone which included several Office Areas as a  lawyer and another person in Puri Civil Court tested positive to the COVID-19.
 
 Three accused persons who were produced in the court also tested positive to the virus, District Magistrate of Puri, Balwant Singh said.
 
And now Puri Administration is busy in arranging Annual Car Festival of Trinity.


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