Bhubaneswar: The number of local contact cases continued to rise under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) with the city registering a record 247 cases on Friday.
According to the information shared by the civic body, the capital city witnessed 247 new infections in the last 24 hours of which 99 are local contact cases.
This is for the fourth time the Odisha capital recorded over 200 cases in a day. Earlier, 237 cases were detected on August 13, 248 on July and 215 cases on July 28.
The total positive cases in the city now stand at 4842 including 1695 active cases, 3118 recovered and 23 deaths.
So far Odisha registered 54,630 coronavirus cases which include 1977 cases detected in the last 24 hours. The State also witnessed 10 more deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 324.
While four deaths were reported from Ganjam, three deaths from Puri district and one each from Cuttack, Sambalpur and Sundergarh, respectively.
Earlier the civic body had informed that everyday 2,000 to 2,500 tests are being conducted in its jurisdiction and the testing will be scaled up further in coming days. Accordingly, the number of positive cases is also likely to increase.
“More than 85% of positive cases detected are found to asymptomatic,” it had said.