The State on Sunday registered 585 new Covid-19 cases in 27 districts and the State pool, with which the total tally rose to 10,24,320 . Among those infected were 96 children in the age group of o to 18 years. Notably, the State had reported 602 cases on Saturday. Out of the new 585 positive cases, 342 were detected from quarantine and 243 were local contacts.
Khordha district reported the day’s highest 206 cases followed by Cuttack with 67, Baleswar 38, Jajpur 36, Jagatsinghpur 26, Mayurbhanj 25, Puri 22, Sambalpur 19, Angul 13, Sundergarh 13 and Kendrapada 12.
The districts which recorded below 10 cases were: Bhadrak, Jharsuguda and Keonjhar seven each, Balangir and Ganjam six each, Dhenkanal five, Koraput and Nayagarh four each, Deogarh and Malkangiri three each, Bargarh , Kandhamal and Rayagada two each, Kalahandi , Nuapada and Subarnapur one each.Besides, 47 cases were reported from the State pool. So far, the cumulative samples tested were 1,97,26,507 and active cases 5,909.Six more persons succumbed to the disease in the State, mounting the total death toll to 8,175.
Khorda district registered two deaths, including one in Bhubaneswar, and Keonjhar, Koraput and Puri one each.However, 646 persons recovered on day, increasing the total recoveries to 10,10,183.