Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 tally on Friday mounted to 2,64,149 with 2,138 more people testing positive for the infection, while 15 more fatalities pushed the toll to 1,104, a health department official said.
Of the 2,138 new cases, 1,251 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the remaining were detected during contact tracing, he said.
Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, recorded the maximum number of new cases at 361, followed by Cuttack at 156 and Angul at 151. Five of the state’s 30 districts accounted for over 100 fresh cases each.
Taking to Twitter, the state health department said, “Regret to inform the demise of fifteen #COVID19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.” Two deaths each were registered in Khurda, Cuttack, Nabarangpur and Sambalpur, and one each in Bhadrak, Bargarh, Jagatsinghpur, Jharsuguda, Kendrapara, Puri and Sundargarh.
Of the 1,104 fatalities reported so far, Ganjam alone accounted for 225 deaths.
This apart, 53 other COVID-19 positive patients have died due to comorbidities, the official said.
Odisha currently has 24,457 active cases, while 2,38,535 people have recovered so far.
Over 39.59 lakh sample tests have been conducted in the state thus far, including 38,572 on Thursday.