Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered 1,032 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of infected people in the state to 9,79,737. The active caseload in the state now stands at 15,050. Out of the new infections, 598 were reported from quarantine centres while 434 persons contracted the virus locally. The state had registered 1,437 cases of coronavirus infections Sunday. So there has been a substantial reduction in the number of new cases.
The fatality rate however, remained high with 67 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the Health and Family Welfare department said on its official Twitter handle. In the process, Odisha crossed the 6,000-mark in fatalities. So far 6,033 persons have succumbed to the virus in Odisha,
Khurda reported the highest number of deaths with 12 persons dying due to the virus. Other districts that reported deaths are Sundargarh (11), Cuttack (10), Puri (six), Dhenkanal (five), Ganjam and Jagatsinghpur (four each), Angul and Bhadrak (three each), Balasore, Jharsuguda and Kendrapara (two each) and Bargarh, Jajpur and Keonjhar (one each).
Incidentally, out of 12 fresh fatalities reported from Khurda district, 10 are from the state capital.
Khurda district registered the highest number of new cases with 237 persons testing positive for the disease. It was followed by Cuttack with 154 new infections.
Other districts that reported fresh Covid-19 cases are: Jagatsinghpur and Puri (82 each), Angul (48), Bhadrak (47), Jajpur (43), Balasore (36), Nayagarh (30), Dhenkanal (25), Keonjhar and Sundargarh (23 each), Mayurbhanj (20), Sambalpur (19), Kendrapara (18), Kandhamal and Subarnapur (10 each), Koraput (nine), Bargarh, Deogarh, Ganjam and Rayagada (eight each), Gajapati, Kalahandi, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur (six each), Bolangir (four), Boudh (two), Jharsuguda (three) and Nuapada (one).
The State Pool reported 50 new cases. These are persons who have come from outside Odisha and have tested positive.
A total of 1,61,64,543 swab samples have been cumulatively tested so far. The number of recoveries in the last 24 hours stands at 1,773.