Bhubaneswar: Odisha continues to witness a steep rise in the coronavirus curve with the detection of 1499 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the COVID-19 tally in the State reached 31877 on Friday. This apart, 8 more positive patients have succumbed to the virus.
Since July 22, Odisha has reported single-day cases in four digits with the biggest spike of 1594 positives on July 24.
As per information shared by I&PR department, maximum new cases were reported from Ganjam district (368), followed by Khurda (214), Gajapati (97), Dhenkanal (92), Koraput (81) and Sundergarh (75).
Despite a sharp increase in positive cases this month, the COVID-19 case fatality rate (CFR) in Odisha is third-lowest in the country, informed Health Ministry yesterday.