Odisha reported 101 COVID-19 positive cases, the highest single-day spike so far, taking the coronavirus count in the state to 538 on Wednesday (13 May).
While Ganjam district reported 52 positive cases, Balasore registered 33, Jajpur and Sundargarh reported each 7 and Keonjhar 2, informed the Information and Public Relations Department.
Most of the cases are reported from quarantine centres and containment zones. While 90 cases are from quarantine centres, eight from containment zones, and three from others, said the department.
With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 419 while 116 patients have recovered so far. Three deaths have been reported due to the infection.
The number of cases in the State has increased by more than two times in less than one week with many Odia people who returned from Gujarat and other states testing positive for the pandemic.
Twenty-one of the total 30 districts of Odisha have reported positive cases so far with six districts accounting for majority of cases, reports The Hindu.
Ganjam has reported the highest number of 210 cases, followed by Balasore’s 90 and Jajpur’s 71. Bhubaneswar under Khordha district has reported 50 cases, while Bhadrak and Angul districts have reported 31 and 15 cases respectively.
(With inputs from IANS)
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