With 4,208 new cases, Odisha’s Covid-19 tally breaches 2L mark

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Covid-19 tally breached the 2 lakh-mark with the detection of 4,208 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, said a health official on Friday.

The Covid-19 tally has reached 2,01,096 in the state.

The death toll due to Coronavirus rose to 767 in the state as 15 more patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, said the official.

Khordha district registered 4 deaths while Puri district recorded three deaths and two died in Mayurbhanj district. One each died in Angul, Balangir, Cuttack, Kandhamal, Kendrapara and Rayagada districts.

Of the total fresh cases, 2,462 have been reported from different quarantine centres while 1,746 were local contacts.

Khordha recorded highest 725 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (465), Jajpur (237) and Jagatsinghpur (181).

With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 39,232.

The state reached 3 million Covid-19 test milestone with 52,882 tests conducted in last 24 hours. So far, 30,09,183 tests have been conducted in the state.

“It gives me immense pleasure to share that we have reached 3 million #COVID19 test milestone. Thank healthcare personnel and all those who are working round the clock to ramp up testing, strengthening #Odisha’s fight against the pandemic,” tweeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.