Odisha reports 183 fresh COVID-19 cases, one more death

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (PTI) Odishas COVID-19 tally on Sunday mounted to 3,33,310 after 183 more people tested positive for the virus, while a fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,900, a health department official said.

Of the 183 new cases, 106 have been reported from different quarantine centres, while 77 detected during contact tracing.

Angul district recorded the highest number of 20 new cases, followed by Sambalpur (19) and Sundergarh (18).

The Health and Family Welfare department expressed regret over the death of a 52-year-old male COVID-19 positive patient from Bhubaneswar, who was also suffering from diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and had undergone renal transplantation.

With this fatality, Odishas coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,900.

Besides, 53 other COVID-19 positive patients have also died due to comorbidities, he said.

Of the total 1,900 fatalities reported so far, Khurda district, of which the state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, accounted for 334 deaths followed by Ganjam (248), Sundergarh (171), Cuttack (140) and Puri (1,171).

Twenty-five other districts reported fatalities below 100, he said.

Currently, the number of active coronavirus cases in the state stands at 2,039, while as many as 3,29,318 patients have recovered till date.

The state has so far conducted over 73.76 lakh sample tests for COVID-19, including 30,798 on Saturday.

Odishas positivity rate stands at 4.52 per cent, the data released by the Health and Family Welfare department said. PTI AAM SBN MM MM