Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 (UNI) The daily covid load in Odisha again witnessed a rising trend as 615 new cases were detected from 22 districts in the state in the past 24 hours taking the total tally to 10,32,288.
On October 10 last the state reported 448 covid positive cases after witnessing over 500 cases consecutively for five days.
However, the daily covid load on October 11 again rose to 529 which further increased to 615 on October 12 indicating a very fluctuating trend of up and down in daily covid cases in the state.
Health and Family welfare department sources said in the past 24 hours 357 cases were recorded from the quarantine centres and 258 as local contact cases As many as 68 positive cases were reported in the age group of 0-18 years.
Khordha district continued to remain top in the district tally with 323 cases, about 52.5 per cent of the total infections reported in the past 24 hours. Both Khordha and Cuttack, the two coastal districts, together accounted for 69 per cent of the total covid cases.
Sources said 546 covid patients were recovered on Tuesday pushing the total recoveries in the state to 10,19,764 while the death toll further increased to 8268 with seven more cases being reported from five districts during the ongoing health audit of covid deaths.
The active cases in the state continued to remain above the 5000 mark. Khordha district alone registered the highest number of 2535 cases( 48 per cent) followed by Cuttack (577). These two coastal districts together accounted for almost 60 per cent of the total active cases in the state.
The daily test positivity rate(TPR) in the state continued to remain below one per cent for the last several days. In the past 24 hours, it stood at 0.98 per cent as out of 62,675 tests 615 had tested covid positive. On Tuesday the TPR was 0.94 per cent
Khordha district with a high daily covid load recorded the highest TPR of 3.5 per cent followed by Cuttack ( 1.3 per cent). The other 28 districts in the state registered the TPR less than one per cent.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while conveying best wishes to all on the occasion of auspicious Durga Puja, urged the people to join in the worship of the mother safely, following Covid guidelines. Patnaik wished every life to be filled with happiness and prosperity by the immense mercy of Mother Durga.