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State Reports 66 Covid Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Death of another 66 persons due to Covid-19 reported by the State Government on Thursday. The death toll in the State now increased to 4,861.

The State Health and Family Welfare Department informed on Twitter that death of 21 persons were confirmed in Khurda district, while death of 10 persons reported in each of Bargarh & Sundargarh districts, eight from Balasore and seven from Sambalpur district.

Similarly, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts reported two casualties each and one death case reported from Bolangir, Cuttack, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Kalahandi and Puri districts.

 “This list does not reflect deaths occurring on a particular day. It gives details of past deaths for which the death audit process has been duly completed and the cause of death has been identified as due to Covid-19,” the Health Department said.

The State also registered 2110 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, of which, 1213 were reported from different quarantine centres and 897 were the local contacts. However, the test positivity rate (TPR) stood at 2.92 per cent.

Khurda district continues to report highest single-day Covid cases of 458 followed by Cuttack (323), Balasore (168), Kendrapara (132) and Puri (113). All remaining districts reported below 100 cases. Lowest two cases reported from Nuapada district.

With this, the Covid-19 tally surged to 9,47,859, of which 9,20,646 persons have been recovered from the disease. The active cases stood at 22,299 in the State.