Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 tally in Odisha surged to 1269 with 80 new cases reported on Saturday, informed Health & Family Welfare Department.
A total number of 5000 samples were tested on Friday, out of which 80 were found positive for COVID-19. With this, total 1,18,446 RT PCR tests (cumulative) have been conducted in Odisha till May 22.
Out of 80 new positive cases, 71 are in quarantine centres and 2 persons kept under home quarantine were found positive.
Similarly, 7 locals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha.
Gajapati and Nabarangpur districts entered to the list for the first time with 4 and 1 cases respectively.
Of total 80 fresh cases, red zone Ganjam district reported 19, Jajpur 14, Balasore 3, Puri 17, Cuttack 1, Sundargarh 5, Nayagarh 5, Balangir 1, Malkangiri 5, Kandhamal 2, Jharsuguda 3, Gajapati 4, Nabarangpur 1.
With this, total number of active cases in Odisha now stands at 826. Meanwhile, 436 patients have recovered from the disease and 7 patients have died of the deadly virus so far.