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Odisha reports 1499 new COVID-19 cases, 8 succumb to the virus

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.

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