The Covid-19 death toll surged to 710 with nine patients undergoing treatment at various hospitals succumbing to the virus on Monday in the State, the Health and Family Welfare Department said. The new deaths were reported from eight districts. While two patients died in Keonjhar district, one casualty each was registered in Baleswar, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur and Nayagarh districts.
The deaths in Keonjhar were of a 39-year-old-man and a 59-year-old man. The other deceased were a 48-year-old man of Baleswar, a 30-year-old woman of Jagatsinghpur, a 54-year-old man of Kandhamal, a 90-year-old man of Khordha, a 74-year-old man of Mayurbhanj, a 29-year-old man of Nabarangpur and a 51-year-old man of Nayagarh. Meanwhile, as many as 4,242 persons tested positive for the virus on the day, taking the State’s tally to 1,84,122, out of which 37,684 are active cases..
Of the new cases detected from all 30 districts, 2,503 were reported from quarantine centres while remaining 1,739 were local contacts, the Information and Public Relations Department said. Khordha district again recorded the day’s highest 652 cases followed by Cuttack 595, Jharsuguda 205, Puri 182, Jagatsinghpur 176, Mayurbhanj 171, Kendrapada and Baleswar 155 each, Kandhamal 153, Rayagada 134 , Sundargarh 133, Jajpur 131, Angul 130, Bargarh and Bhadrak 144 each, Sambalpur 113, Koraput 90, Dhenkanal 71, Malkangiri 69, Balangir 68, Keonjhar 62, Nuapada 58, Ganjam 57, Nawarnagpur 54, Nayagarh 53, Boudh 45, Kalahandi 40, Gajapati 27, Subarnapur 19 and Deogarh 10.
And 206 were positives from State pool.