The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,438 after 103 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the latest updates, Ganjam district continued to be the major hotbed in the state. With these new patients, the number of active cases now stands at 881, while 550 patients have so far recovered from the infection, while seven persons have succumbed to the disease.
Of the fresh cases, Deogarh accounted for the maximum number of fresh cases at 22, followed by Kendrapara at 15, Jagatsinghpur reported 10 cases. While Malkangiri reported 9 cases, Bhadrak and Balangir reported eight cases each, Gajapati and Koraput reported six cases each, Balasore and Khurdha reported five cases each, four cases were detected in Ganjam, and one case each in Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Kandhamal, Dhenkanal
Of the 103 new COVID-19 cases, 96 are in quarantine centres. Seven were from local contacts.
As many as 1,27,776 samples were tested so far.