Odisha

2 fresh cases of COVID-19 positive case surface in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A day after Bhubaneswar was declared corona free with recovery of all patients, two new confirmed cases were reported from the state capital on Tuesday, informed Health and Family Welfare Department.

Out of the 4 positive cases reported from Khurda district on Tuesday, two belong to Bhubaneswar. However, the department has not shared the case details yet. The two patients reported from Khurda were lodged in quarantine centre after their return from Surat. One is a resident of Dalatola under Begunia block and another is of Bhusandapur area.

On Monday, Jagatsinghpur and Bhubaneswar were declared corona free with recovery of all patients. However, Jagatsinghpur had reported 20 new cases later in the day.

Out of the 82 fresh cases reported today, 77 were lodged in quarantine centres and five are locals. In Bhadrak, 21 fresh cases have travel history from West Bengal (12), Gujarat (6), Tamil Nadu (2), and Andhra Pradesh (1). All were symptomatic and were in institutional qarantine.

With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state surged to 696 while the number of recovered patients now stands at 277. So far, five persons have died due to the respiratory disease in the state.

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