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Guv Tests Positive

Governor Ganeshi Lal and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19, Raj Bhavan sources said Monday. Taking to Twitter the Raj Bhavan Secretariat said, “Hon’ble Governor and First Lady have tested corona positive and have advised all who have come in close contact recently to get themselves tested.” 

All have been admitted to a private hospital here, the sources said In the meantime, COVID-19 Stats in Odisha mounted to 2,93,214 with 1,389 fresh cases on 2 November. With 09 more deaths the toll has reached 1,340, said officials of the Department of Health & Family Welfare

Out of f the new cases, 798 were reported from different quarantine centres and 591 detected during contact tracing. Khurda has registered the highest number of new cases at 142, followed by Cuttack (101) and Sundargarh (100).

Health and Family Welfare Department said, “Regret to inform the demise of nine COVID positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.” Sundargarh recorded three new deaths, and one each succumbed to the Virus in Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Kandhamal and Sonepur. Out of 1,340 COVID-19 deaths reported so far, Khurda accounted for 231, followed by Ganjam (230) and Cuttack (112). 53 other COVID-19 patients have also died due to comorbidities, officials say.

There are 14,257 active cases, while 2,77,564 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far. Over 46.45 lakh sample tests have so far been conducted for COVID-19 in Odisha, including 43,332 on Sunday. The positivity rate stands at 6.13 per cent in the state, according to the data released by the Department of Health & Family Welfare reveals.