Odisha's Covid case count is on the rise, with 1,897 new cases onset

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha's Covid-19 graph climbed on Thursday, with the state recording 1,897 new cases. The number of illnesses rose from 228 on December 31 to 424 on January 2&3, 680 on January 4, and 1,216 on January 5.

There were 1,106 cases reported from quarantine centres and 791 cases reported as local contact cases out of 1,897 new cases, including 258 children aged 0 to 18. According to the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) department, the Covid-19 infection has now spread to all 30 districts of Odisha. The district of Khordha has the most incidences (669), followed by Sundargarh (262), Cuttack (148), Sambalpur (125), and Balasore (125). (100). These five districts accounted for 68.7% of the total number of new cases.

With the confirmation of another fatality in Covid on Thursday, the state's death toll now stands at 8467. Meanwhile, the number of active cases in the state increased dramatically during the last week. The number of open cases has risen from 1,518 on December 31 to 5,739 on Thursday.

Only Khordha district, out of Odisha's 30 districts, has been declared a yellow zone, with 2,167 current cases. Green zones have been established in all other districts.

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