Odisha’s Daily COVID Cases Cross 500-Mark Again, One Succumbs to Infection In Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Odisha recorded 526 fresh COVID-19 infections and one more patient succumbed in last 24 hours, the state health department informed on Friday.

According to data released by the state Health Department on Friday, the new cases were detected from 7,426 samples. The test positivity rate in Odisha now stands at 6.9%. Odisha now has 3,597 active Covid-19 cases and 287 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.

The deceased has been identified as 75 years old man of Khurda district. He was also suffering from Post Tubercular Obstructive Airways Diseases & Coronary Artery Disease, the department tweeted. With this, the state has so far confirmed five deaths due to COVID this year.

Meanwhile, it is the third time that Odisha reported over 500 new cases on a single day in the last week. The state has witnessed 542 fresh infections, the highest single-day spike since mid-August last year, on April 26 and 502 on April 23.

Most of the new cases have been reported from Sundargarh, Cuttack, and Nabarangpur districts. It is being reported that many of the new cases in western Odisha districts are from areas bordering Chhattisgarh.

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

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