10 Districts Turn COVID-Free As Odisha Reports Cases In 2-Digit

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Odisha witnessed a slight rise in COVID cases on Friday as 17 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours against 11 the previous day.

According to the I & PR department, 10 are from quarantine and 7 local contacts. Three among them belong to the age group of 0-18. The new cases have been reported from six districts with the highest of 6 from Balasore followed by 5 from Khurda.

Here are the district-wise figures of the new cases:

  1. Balasore: 6
    2. Kalahandi: 1
    3. Kendrapada: 1
    4. Khurda: 5
    5. Rayagada: 1
    6. Sambalpur: 2

With these cases being detected from 18,723 samples, the test positivity rate stood at 0.09 percent. Having reported 17 new cases and as many recoveries in the last 24 hours, Odisha now has 121 active cases.

Ten districts – Koraput, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Jharsuguda, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, and Jagatsinghpur – in Odisha have turned COVID-free with nil active cases.

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