As the COVID cases are on rise, the number of Lawmakers getting infection is also on the surge.
So far as many as 21 Lawmakers comprising 18 MLAs including three Ministers and three MPs have tested positive.
Nabarangpur MP Ramesh Chandra Majhi, Basudevpur MLA Bishnubrata Routray and Jagatsinghpur MLA Prasanta Muduli were the latest leaders who tested positive for coronavirus infection.
All of them informed people of their COVID-19 status through social media and asked those who came in contact with them recently to exercise precaution.
Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,16,678 with 3,267 people, including an MP and two MLAs of the ruling BJD, testing positive, while nine more fatalities pushed the death toll to 351.
The state recorded the recovery of 2,980 patients taking the total number of people cured of the infection to 90,331, which is 77.41 per cent of the state's total caseload, the official said.
He also said that the COVID-19 fatality rate has come down to 0.45 per cent from 0.46 per cent on Thursday.
Friday's deaths were reported from five districts.
While Bolangir, Cuttack, Ganjam and Khurda registered two deaths each, one patient succumbed to the virus in Rayagada.
Ganjam district has so far accounted for 199 deaths, followed by Khurda (72).
Of the fresh cases, 1,961 were reported from quarantine centres, and 1,306 people tested positive during contact-tracing, the official said.
Khurda district topped the list of new cases with 859 infections, followed by Cuttack (384) and Puri (235).
Odisha now has 25,763 active cases.
The state has so far tested over 19.97 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 46,754 on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the state witnessed a surge in COVID cases in the districts of Khurda, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Bargarh and Puri while there has been a decline in cases in Ganjam district, an official said.