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Odisha Registers Over 500 Fresh Covid-19 Cases For Third Consecutive Day

The infection rate in the 0-18 age group stood at 15.64 per cent, higher than 12.70 per cent on Wednesday.

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday registered more than 500 fresh COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day. The state’s coronavirus tally rose to 10,37,056 as 524 more people, including 82 children, tested positive for the infection; while two fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,298, a health official said. Odisha had registered 559 cases on Wednesday, 556 on Tuesday and 340 on Monday.

The infection rate in the 0-18 age group stood at 15.64 per cent, higher than 12.70 per cent on Wednesday. As many as 308 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 216 infections were detected during contact tracing, he said, adding that the daily test positivity rate stood at 0.74 per cent. Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, recorded the highest number of new cases at 254, accounting for almost 49 per cent of the fresh infections, followed by 66 in Cuttack.

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Six districts did not register any new case. The fresh fatalities were recorded in Khurda and Sundargarh. Fifty-three patients have died due to comorbidities so far.
Odisha now has 4,856 active cases, while 10,23,849 people have recovered from the disease to date, including 451 on Wednesday.

The state has thus far tested over 2.13 crore samples for COVID-19, including 69,919 on Wednesday, he said, adding that the cumulative positivity rate stood at 4.86 per cent. The administration has fully vaccinated over 1.02 crore people to date.

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