ACS Health & Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said almost six months after its long fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic in the state, Odisha on 8 September crossed one lakh mark in recovery of patients.
Mr.Mohapatra said the recovery figure reached 1,02,185 with as many as 2787 patients being discharged from hospitals after getting cured of the highly infectious disease on Tuesday.
““Happy to share that with the discharge of 2787 #COVID 19 patients today, Odisha has crossed one lakh recovered cases of COVID 19!,” the Department of Health and Family Welfare posted in a twitter post.
Chief Minister expressed satisfaction that Odisha has crossed one Lakh recoveries which is a momentous occasion in our fight against COVID-19.
He praised thousands of health workers and Covid Warriors who have sacrificed hugely and worked with unflinching dedication to save precious lives.
The Health and Family Welfare department data said that the maximum 1,145 COVID-19 patients from Khurda district recovered followed by 230 from Cuttack, 192 from Puri, 153 from Mayurbhanj, 115 from Ganjam, 78 from Balasore, 76 from Keonjhar, 75 from Bargarh, 68 each from Jajapur and Koraput districts recuperated.
As many as 64 from Jagatsinghpur, 62 from Sambalpur, 54 from Bhadrak, 50 from Jharsuguda, 45 from Nabarangpur, 41 from Malkangiri, 36 from Sonepur, 35 from Dhenkanal, 28 from Balangir, 28 from Kandhamal, 25 from Nuapada, 23 from Sundargarh and 18 from Kalahandi districts recovered within last 24 hours.
A total of 18 from Rayagada, 17 from Gajapati, 15 from Kendrapara, 12 from Nayagarh, nine from Angul and seven from Boudh districts also recovered.
Earlier in the day, the state reported as many as 3490 new cases and 13 fatalities taking the total caseload to 1,31,382 and death toll at 569 respectively.
The 13 fresh fatalities were reported from eight districts. While Puri district reported maximum three deaths, the districts of Ganjam, Mayurbhanj and Rayagada reported two casualties each.
One patient each succumbed to the infection in Cuttack, Kandhamal, Khurda and Subarnapur district.
With fresh fatalities, the state’s death toll mounted to 569 of which Ganjam district alone accounted for 209 deaths followed by Khurda (77).
This apart, as many as 53 other COVID positive patients have so far died in the state, but cause of their fatalities was due to some other reasons, the official said.
Of the new positive cases reported from all the 30 districts, 2,094 have been reported from different quarantine centres, while the remaining 1,396 people tested positive to virus during contact tracing. Follow-up actions and further contact tracing is underway, a statement released by the Information and Public Relation (I & PR) Department said.
Khurda, under which Bhubaneswar falls, recorded the highest 535 fresh new cases followed by Cuttack (376), Mayurbhanj (207) and Rayagada (206).
Other districts reported new cases below 200 marks while 102 persons tested positive from the state pool, the official said.
The State’s active case now stands at 28,575 while Odisha has so far conducted 21,84,841 sample tests including 41,275 clinical examinations on Monday.