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Odisha’s COVID-19 tally breaches 40,000-mark with 1699 fresh cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally on Thursday breached 40,000-mark after 1699 new positive cases were detected in the state in the last 24 hours. The tally now stands at 40,717, informed the Government.

While 1073 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, remaining 626 are local contacts. Contact tracing and follow-up action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 29 districts- highest from Ganjam (268) followed by Khordha (220), Angul (17), Balasore (17), Bargarh (81), Bhadrak (66), Balangir (21), Boudh (8), Cuttack (105), Dhenkanal (27), Gajapati (59), Jagatsinghpur (16), Jajpur (41), Jharsuguda (10), Kalahandi (30), Kandhamal (74), Kendrapada (27), Keonjhar (56), Koraput (41), Malkangiri (72), Mayurbhanj (24), Nabarangpur (16), Nayagarh (25), Nuapada (3), Puri (67), Rayagada (19), Sambalpur (101), Sonepur (10) and Sundargarh (178).
With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 14,700. However, 25,737 patients have recovered in the state so far.

In the last 24 hours 15,086 swab samples were tested. So far 6, 09,591 tests have been conducted in the state,

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