While 2.98 Lakh total cases are confirmed by the State Government, 67 Percent Male and 56.8 Percent below 40 Years and only 10.5 Percent were from above 60 years found to be affected by COVID-19.State’s COVID 19 tally on Friday rose to 2,98,768, with 1,494 more people testing positive for the infection, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 1,393, Department of Health & Family Welfare confirmed.
Of the 1,494 cases, 867 were reported from quarantine centres, and the rest detected during contact tracing, officials say.
Five districts contribute more than 37 Percent of the cases, while Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the maximum number of fresh cases at 153, followed by Cuttack at 112 and Balasore at 102, the senior official said.
Taking to Twitter, the Department of Health and Family Welfare expressed regret that 15 more COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the viral disease.
03 fresh fatalities were reported from Khurda and Sambalpur districts, 02 each from Mayurbhanj and Bargarh Districts.
One each succumbed to virus in the districts of Cuttack, Malkangiri, Bolangir, Puri and Balasore.
Khurda has accounted for the highest number of deaths so far at 242, followed by Ganjam at 231 and Cuttack at 116. Fifty-three COVID-19 patients have died due to pre-existing ailments.
As many as 1641 Covid patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals on 6 November.
The total recovered cases of Odisha now stand at 2,85,174
The positivity rate in the state stands at 6.18 per cent, the senior official said.
Over 48.38 lakh sample tests have been conducted so far, including 51,098 on 5 November, he informed.
While Odisha currently has 13,789 active patients and 10,635 are in Home Isolation, which is more than 76 Percent.