Odisha on Thursday (May 7) recorded 20 new COVID-19 cases, its highest single-day spike, with all the patients being migrant workers who recently returned from Surat in Gujarat.
The total number of cases in the state now stands at 205 while two have died so far.
Of the 20 new patients, 17 are from Ganjam district and three from Mayrurbhanj district, a new one in the list of districts where coronavirus cases have been reported, an Information and Public Relations department official told PTI.
These new patients have recently returned from Surat and were in quarantine centres,” the official said.
Ganjam district, which saw a doubling of cases, has been tagged as red zone while Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur districts have been placed under Orange Zone, OTV reported.
The number of active cases now stands at 142, while 61 people have recovered from the disease.
The state government had on Wednesday (May 6) tested 3,060 samples. A total of 50,514 samples have been tested so far in
Jajpur district has reported the maximum number of cases at 55, followed by Bhubaneswar in Khurda district 47, Balasore 25, Bhadrak and Ganjam 21 each and Sundergarh 12.
Four cases have been reported from Jagatsinghpur while three each from Mayurbhanj and Kendrapara districts.
Two cases each have been detected in Cuttack, Jharsuguda, Bolangir, Keonjhar and Kalahandi, and one each in Puri, Dhenkanal, Deogarh and Koraput districts.
(With inputs from agencies)