Bhubaneswar: As many as 237 new COVID-19 cases were detected under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits in last 24 hours, BMC said Thursday.
While 132 of them were reported from quarantine centres, remaining 105 are local contact ones. Meanwhile, 101 persons who earlier tested positive for the disease recovered during the same timeframe.
“Further contact tracing is still continuing. Primary contacts & nearby houses are being quarantined, sanitised and will be under active surveillance,” BMC said. It further added that all positive cases have been shifted to dedicated COVID hospitals.
Update on newly detected & cured #COVID19 cases in the last 24 hrs under the BMC area on 13th Aug 2020(till 9am).
Further contact tracing is still continuing.
Primary contacts & nearby houses are being quarantined, sanitised & will be under active surveillance. pic.twitter.com/3SY8OGhq4A
— BMC (@bmcbbsr) August 13, 2020
According to a notification issued by the civic body, as of Thursday, 4,595 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar out of which 3,015 have recovered. While there are 1,551 active cases, 23 persons succumbed to the disease.
Meanwhile, Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload touched 52,653 with the detection of 1,981 new cases, while nine more fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 314.
As many as 1,225 new cases were reported from quarantine centres, while remaining tested positive for the infection during contact tracing. The state Wednesday conducted record 40,711 sample tests, pushing the total number of such medical examinations to 7,65,065.