Odisha records 642 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Tuesday mounted to 3,15,271 after 642 more people tested positive for the infection, while 14 fresh fatalities took the state's toll to 1,671, a health department official said.

Of the 642 new cases, 374 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the remaining detected during contact tracing, the official said.

Keonjhar recorded the maximum number of new cases at 70, followed by Nuapada at 69 and Sundargarh at 66.

Taking to Twitter, the health department said, 'Regret to inform the demise of fourteen #COVID19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.

Five deaths were recorded in Sundergarh and three in Sambalpur. One patient each succumbed to the infection in Angul, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Nuapada and Rayagada.

Odisha currently has 6,821 active cases, while as many as 3,06,726 people have so far recovered from the highly infectious disease, the official said.

Fifty-three COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities, he said.

The positivity rate in the coastal state stands at 5.59 per cent.

Over 56.42 lakh sample tests have been conducted so far, including 37,875 on Monday, the official added. PTI AAM RMS RMS