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Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed the most number of Covid-19 single-day positive cases in 2021 when as many as 2989 persons tested positive and two patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

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Out of the total cases detected in 29 districts of the State, a total of 1,733 cases were reported from quarantine centers while the rest 1,256 were local transmission cases.

The death cases were reported from Kalahandi and Keonjhar districts, said the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department.

Similarly, while nine districts registered a three-digit figure, Sundargarh district topped the list with 631 cases, followed by Khordha (438), Kalahandi (260), Cuttack (208), Nuapada (151) and Sambalpur(148).

With the inclusion of Thursday’s figure, the number of total cases in the State surged to 3,58,342 while 1,935 have succumbed to the disease till date and 3,41,733 patients have been cured or recovered. The active cases in the State stood at 14,621 on Thursday, added the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The State has so far tested a total of 94,61,720 samples including 33,251 on Tuesday. Odisha’s positivity rate stands at 3.76 per cent.

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