Bhubaneswar: In the last 24 hours, Odisha has recorded 237 new Covid-19 cases, of which 39 are in the age group of newborn to 18 years, taking total tally in the state to 10,49,345. Active caseload in the state now stands at 2,370.
Odisha also reported two (02) new fatalities in the last 24 hours taking total tally in the state to 8,413 as per a tweet of Health and Family Welfare department posted Wednesday morning. The state had reported two (02) Covid-19 fatalities Tuesday.
Dhenkanal and Khurda districts reported one (01) death each.
Out of the total 237 new infections, 139 were reported from quarantine centres while 98 persons contracted the virus locally. The state had registered 228 cases of coronavirus infections Tuesday.
Khurda district registered the highest number of new cases with 113 persons testing positive for the disease. It was followed by Cuttack with 19 new infections.
Other districts that reported fresh Covid-19 cases are: Balasore (5), Bhadrak (2), Bolangir (5), Boudh (1), Dhenkanal (3), Ganjam (1), Jagatsinghpur (3), Jajpur (8), Jharsuguda (4), Kendrapara (3), Keonjhar (1), Mayurbhanj (8), Nayagarh (2), Puri (3), Sambalpur (13) and Sundargarh (16).
The State Pool reported 27 new cases. These are persons who have come from outside Odisha and have tested positive.
A total of 2,37,89,724 swab samples have been cumulatively tested so far. The number of recoveries in the last 24 hours stands at 203.