Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 (UNI) Covid tally in Odisha today surged to 2,09,374 with the fresh detection of 3,922 cases during the past 24 hours while the toll went up to 797 with the death of 14 more Covid patients.
Health and Family Welfare department sources said, 3,922 new cases were reported from 30 districts which included 2,309 from quarantine centres and 1,613 local contact cases.
For the first time after almost 13 days, the Covid positive cases on a day reported less than 4,000 marks in the state.
Sources said till midnight of September 26, Covid tests were conducted on 31,11,766 people of which 2,09,374 were found infected with coronavirus and 1,70,193 of them already cured and discharged from the hospital.
Odisha on Saturday touched another high in single day recovery when 4,761 Covid patients were cured and discharged from the hospital.
The COVID 19 has so far claimed 797 lives while 53 Covid patients have also died but due to reasons other than Covid. The active cases in the state stands at 38,331.
Sources said with 818 new cases, Khordha district remains in the top of the district tally of infecting 35,898 people while Ganjam occupies the second position with 20,035 cases followed by Cuttack (19,613), Puri (9,625), Rayagada (7,290) and Sundargarh (7,271).
On the other hand, Ganjam district has topped the Covid toll with 218 followed by Khordha (126), Cuttack (65), Puri (50), Sundargarh (39) and Rayagada (37).
During the past 24 hours, three Covid patients each died in Khordha and Cuttack district, two each in Jajpur and Kendrapara and one each in Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Gajapati and Subarnapur districts.
So far 4,509 people have been tested Covid positive from the state pool out of which 587 have already been cured and discharged.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed his happiness that another exclusive Covid Hospital with 300 beds and 40 ICU beds is ready in Bhubaneswar.
He said, additional 20 ICU beds have been kept readied at SUM and KIMS hospitals to strengthen health infrastructure in order to fight COVID-19.