Bhubaneswar: Sixty Seven more persons tested positive for the deadly coronavirus in the state in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 1660, informed Health and Family Welfare Department on Thursday.
The fresh cases are from Ganjam (26), Jajpur (11), Khordha (11), Nayagarh (7), Balangir (2), Jagatsinghpur (2), Sambalpur (2), Keonjhar (1), Sonepu (4) and Bargarh (1). Of the 67 fresh cases, 65 were reported from quarantine centres while remaining two are local contacts.
A total of 3037 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
With the new cases, the number of active patients in the state rose to 841. However, 812 patients have so far recovered in the state while seven persons have died due to COVID-19. Out of 30 districts in the state, 29 have COVID-19 positive cases with Jajpur having the highest 127 active cases followed by Ganjam with 108.
It is pertinent to mention here that two days ago, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said coming 15 days to a month will be more crucial following resumption of flight services.