Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 79 new COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday. With this total number of cases in the state mounted to 1517, the government informed on Tuesday.
The fresh cases are from Ganjam (5), Jajpur (2), Balasore (4), Khurda (4), Puri (4), Cuttack (16), Kendrapara (6), Nayagarh (3), Balangir (14), Angul (1), Keonjhar (8), Kandhamal (7), Dhenkanal (3), Jharsuguda (1) and Sonepur (1).
Of the 79 new cases, 71 have been reported from various quarantine centres across the state. Total 3819 samples were tested in last 24 hours. So far, 1,31,595 tested have been conducted.
With this, the total number of active cases on the state rose to 861. While 649 patients have recovered, seven persons succumbed to the virus till now in the state. The virus has spread to 28 out of the 30 districts in the state.
On Monday, the state reported 103 positive cases, highest single-day spike ever, with Deogarh registering the maximum 22 fresh cases.