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Big leap in number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha, tally at 362

Bhubaneswar: Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 362 as 10 more persons tested positive for the virus on Sunday, official sources said.

The fresh cases are from Jajpur (4) and Bhadrak (6). With this, the number of active cases in the state stood at 291 while 68 patients have recovered so far.

Earlier in the day the state reported its third COVID-19 death as a person from Ganjam district succumbed to the disease..

The state also had registered a major surge in the number of cases as 58 more persons tested positive for the virus taking the tally to 352. The cases are from Ganjam (29), Balasore (15), Angul (13) and Mayurbhanj (1). Angul joined the list of COVID-19 affected districts with maiden case.

The new cases from Ganjam and Mayurbhanj are Surat returnees. Out of the 15 fresh cases of Balasore, five are Karnataka returnees and ten returned from West Bengal. Similarly, out of the 13 cases of Angul, 11 are Surat returnees, one returned from Maharashtra and another person is a local, sources said, adding that all fresh cases of the state were detected at quarantine centres except the local case of Angul.

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