Odisha reported 198 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 3,30,690, a Health Department official said. Two fresh fatalities took the toll to 1,887, as per the health department. Of the 198 new cases, 115 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the rest detected during contact tracing, the official said.
Angul district recorded the maximum number of new cases at 34, followed by Sundargarh at 23 and Keonjhar at 19. Seven districts namely Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri and Rayagada, did not report any new case since Monday.
Two fresh fatalities were reported from Sambalpur and Sundergarh districts. Odisha currently has 2,243 active cases, while 3,26,507 patients have so far recovered. Apart from the 1,887 succumbing to the infection, 53 COVID-19 patients in the state have died due to comorbidities. The coastal state's positivity rate now stands at 4.69 percent, the official said.