Bhubaneswar, Jul 11 (PTI) Odisha''s tally of coronavirus cases rose by 570 to reach 12,526 on Saturday, while five more people succumbed to the disease taking the death toll to 61, a health department official said.
Of the new fatalities, two were reported from Ganjam which is worst-hit by the infection, and one each from Puri, Cuttack and Khurda, the official said.
"Regret to inform the demise of five COVID-19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals," the official said.
Two men, aged 55 and 72, succumbed to the disease in Ganjam, while a 70-year-old man suffering from diabetes and hypertension died in Puri, he said.
"A 56-year-old woman from Khurda, who was a diabetic, and a 46-year-old man from Cuttack also died. The man had diabetes, hypertension and hypothyroidism," the official said.
A 62-year-old woman from Kendrapara district, who had tested positive for COVID-19, also died, but the "cause of her death was brain tumour", he said, adding that she was also suffering from diabetes, hypertension and asthma.
Of the total 61 deaths reported so far, Ganjam accounted for 36, followed by Khurda nine, Cuttack six, Puri two and Angul, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Gajapati, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Rayagada and Sundergarh one each.
The official said 384 of the fresh COVID-19 cases were reported from different quarantine centres, while 186 were detected through contact-tracing exercises.
The maximum of 218 fresh cases have been reported from Ganjam, followed by Cuttack (46), Sundergarh (44), Jajpur (40), Khurda (37), Nayagarh (37), Jharsuguda (31), Gajapati (25), Jagatsinghpur (16) and Puri (15).
Fourteen new cases were detected in Keonjhar, 11 each in Angul and Koraput, and 10 in Mayurbhanj. Five other districts also reported fresh COVID-19 cases but the numbers are in single digit.
As many as 7,972 patients have recovered from the disease and the state now has 4,475 active cases of coronavirus.
A total of 5,845 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the official added. PTI AAM BDC DPB DPB
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