Tuesday, 03 Aug, 3.29 pm Republic TV

Odisha Logs 1,129 New COVID-19 Cases, 69 Fatalities

Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (PTI) Odisha on Tuesday registered 1,129 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 9,80,866, while 69 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 6,120, a health department official said.

The coastal state currently has 14,325 active cases.

As many as 9,60,386 patients, including 1,785 on Monday, have recovered from the viral disease, the official said.

Of the 1,129 new cases, 657 were reported from quarantine centres and rest detected during contact tracing, he said.

Khurda district, which encompasses state capital Bhubaneswar, reported the maximum number of new cases at 388, followed by Cuttack at 135.

All 28 other districts recorded less than 100 infections each.

Khurda alone accounted for 23 fresh fatalities followed by nine from Cuttack, seven from Puri, six from Kendrapada and three each from Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak.

The state registered 1,903 deaths in July, which pushed the case fatality rate to 2.89 per cent.

This apart, 53 other COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities in the past.

The health department, however, explained that the daily fatalities announced in July also included backlog from May and June, the audit process for which took time.

Over 1.62 crore sample tests have been conducted in the state thus far, including 59,378 on Monday. Odisha's positivity rate stands at 6.04 per cent, the official said.

As many as 1,67,63,047 people have so far been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines, of which 39,54,883 beneficiaries have received both the doses, he added. PTI AAM RMS RMS

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