The News Scroll 04 February 2021  Last Updated at 3:00 pm | Source: PTI

Odisha reports 87 new COVID-19 cases, one fresh fatality

Odisha reports 87 new COVID-19 cases, one fresh fatality
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (PTI) Odisha''s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,35,369 on Thursday as 87 more people tested positive for the infection, while one fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,907, a health department official said.

Of the fresh cases, 51 were reported from quarantine centres and 36 detected during contact tracing.

Sundargarh district recorded the highest number of new cases at 26, followed by Mayurbhanj at nine and Khurda at seven, the official said.

"Regret to inform the demise of 68-year-old COVID positive patient of Kalahandi district who was also suffering from hypertension," the health department said on Twitter.

The state had reported the last coronavirus fatality on January 25.

Of the 1,907 COVID-19 deaths, Khurda district accounted for 335, followed by Ganjam (248), Sundargarh (173), Cuttack (141) and Puri (117).

Fifty-three other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities, the official said.

Odisha now has 910 active cases, and 3,32,499 patients have so far recovered from the disease.

The state has conducted over 77.96 lakh sample tests, including 21,742 on Wednesday, and the positivity rate now stands at 4.3 per cent.

According to the official, the state has vaccinated 2,13,346 health workers till February 3.

The health department said that 1,92,437 frontline workers have been registered for receiving COVID vaccines in the second phase of the inoculation drive scheduled to begin on February 6. PTI AAM SBN BDC BDC

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