Covid-19 Daily Caseload Declines In Odisha In Last 24 Hours; Weekly TPR Highest In Boudh

Bhubaneswar: After reporting over 500 cases for two days, the daily caseload in Odisha dropped to 388 on Sunday with 6,964 samples being tested in the last 24 hours, the state health department informed.

While the test positivity rate (TPR) stands at 5.57%, the state now has 3,975 active cases.

On Friday and Saturday, Odisha reported 573, the highest in the last eight months, and 526 fresh infections respectively. The daily caseload had declined to 424 on Thursday (April 27) after 542 the previous day (April 26).

The samples being tested has also dropped below 7,000. Odisha had been testing close 7,0000-8,000 samples for last few days.

The state also saw a drop in the weekly TPR (April 22 to April 28) with Boudh topping the list with 27.38%, followed by Sonepur (25.37), Sundargarh (20.31), Sambalpur (17.74), Kalahandi (11.44) and Nuapada (10.79).

Notably, the weekly TPR had shot above 45% in Sambalpur between April 16 and April 22. The western Odisha district had the highest TPR of 48%, followed by 25 per cent in Subarnapur, 21% in Sundargarh, 14.1% in Kalahandi and 13.94% in Nuapada.

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