Odisha's COVID-19 toll crosses 1,500-mark, 902 new cases found

Odishas COVID-19 death tollcrossed the 1,500-mark on Saturday with 15 more people losingtheir lives, while 902 new cases pushed the tally to 3,07,906,a Health Department official said.

Five people died in Sundergarh, four persons in Khurdaand two in Mayurbhanj. One patient each succumbed to COVID-19in Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal and Puri, he said.

The states death toll rose to 1,510 with the latestfatalities.

Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, haveso far reported 263 deaths, followed by Ganjam (232) andCuttack (124), the official said.


This apart, 53 other COVID-19 patients have also diedin the state due to comorbidities.

Of the new cases, 523 were reported from differentquarantine centres.

The highest 88 new cases were detected in theMayurbhanj district, followed by Sundergarh (85) and Cuttack(70) districts.

There are 11,098 active cases in the state at present.

So far, 2,95,245 patients have recovered from theinfection.

The state has tested over 52.19 lakh samples forCOVID-19, including 47,830 on Friday.

Odishas positivity rate stands at 5.9 per cent, asper the Health Department.

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