Bhubaneswar, (PTI):- Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 10,07,112 on Monday as 609 more people, including 97 children, tested positive for the infection, while 67 fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 7,901, a health official said.
The detection of 609 fresh infections was the lowest daily spike since the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic in April this year.
Of the 64,991 samples tested on Sunday, only 609 reports returned positive keeping the test positivity rate at 0.93 per cent. “The TPR has come down below 1 per cent for the first time in five months,” he said.
However, despite a sharp decline in fresh cases, the infection rate among children is on the rise. It was 15.92 per cent on Monday, 14.01 per cent on Sunday, 13.47 per cent on Saturday, and 12.99 per cent on Friday.
As many as 354 new cases were reported in quarantine centres, while 255 fresh infections were detected during contact tracing.
Khurda district, under which Bhubaneswar falls, recorded the highest number of new cases at 209, followed by Cuttack (71). Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur and Nuapada did not register any fresh case, while the remaining districts reported less than 100 infections each.
Cuttack district recorded the highest number of fresh fatalities at 20, followed by Angul and Jagtsinghpur (nine each) and Khurda (six). Fifty-three other coronavirus patients have died due to comorbidities so far, he said.
The state now has 7,528 active cases, while 9,91,630 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 834 on Sunday.
Odisha has thus far tested over 1.80 crore samples for COVID-19, including 64,991 on Sunday. The state’s positivity rate stood at 5.59 per cent. The administration has inoculated over 2.17 crore people to date, of whom 52.59 lakh have been fully vaccinated.
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