Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported 3,086 new Covid-19 cases and 17 related deaths, health authorities informed on Tuesday. As per the sources, the total tally in the state surged to 12,52,326 while the fatalities rose to 8,629. The active cases stood at 42,098, the daily test positivity rate dropped to 5.20 percent and the total recoveries soared to 12,01,546 after 8,181 Covid patients recovered on Monday.
Out of 3,086 new infections reported from all the 30 districts in the state,1,797 were from the quarantine centres and 1,289 were local contact cases. Khordha district reported the highest number of 652 new cases followed by Cuttack (325), Sundargarh (216), Jajpur (149), Nayagarh (110), Mayurbhanj, (109) and Nuapada (106).
These seven districts together accounted for 54 percent of the total new cases in the state. As many as 23 districts, registered less than one hundred new cases. The death toll from Covid has continued to remain in double digits for the last few days in the health audit process. Out of 17 new Covid deaths recorded, Cuttack district alone reported four deaths followed by two each in Khordha and Puri district. The other nine districts registered one death each.
Although the daily test positivity rate in the state further dropped to 5.2 per cent on Tuesday, five districts in the state reported the TPR varying from 7.5 per cent to 12 percent. Nine districts with TPR above 5 percent and less than 7.5 percent have been declared as yellow zones and the other 16 districts with TPR less than five per cent have been declared as Green Zones. Out of 42,098 active cases, the Khordha district with 1,906 cases remained at the top of the infection tally followed by Sundargarh and Cuttack and have been categorized as Red Zones. As many as 20 of the 30 districts with less than 1000 active cases have been declared as Green Zones and seven districts with active cases in between 1001 to 2500 are declared as Yellow Zones.