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Covid cases spike to a record high of 129 in Odisha; Tally rises to 1948

Covid cases spike to a record high of 129 in Odisha; Tally rises to 1948

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 May 2020, 10:27 am

Bhubaneswar/UNI: The covid  positive cases in Odisha spiked to a record  high of 129, taking the total  tally to 1948 on Sunday.

Health and family welfare department sources here said on May 30 last that 1948 covid positive cases were reported from 19 districts. They included 119 from the quarantine centres and  ten local cases.

Kendrapara district in coastal Odisha reported a maximum of 18 positive cases followed by Gajapati (16), Nuapada (12) and Bolangir (11) cases. Ganjam and Jajpur districts accounted for ten each  positive cases. The rest 13 districts reported  single digit covid positive cases.

Sources said  so far 1,52,131 samples were  tested  in the state. The  covid positive cases stand at 1948, out of which 1050 have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

The state has 889 active cases at the moment. Jajpur district has the  highest  number of 95 cases followed by Ganjam(93), Khordha (67) and Cuttack (64)  cases.

Seven covid patients have died so far and two others died due to some other health complications.

At least five districts have more than one hundred  covid positive cases. They are Ganjam (414), Jajpur(269), Balasore(152), Khordha (138) and Bhadrak (113).

These  five districts together accounted for over  55 per cent of  total covid cases in the state.

Official sources  said  most of the covid positive cases reported from the state are  the returnees from Gujarat, Maharastra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Over three lakh Odias  have  returned to the state since May 3 from outside the states by bus and train.