Amid new corona cases, Odisha’s recovery numbers rise

The number of COVID-19 recovery cases is on the rise in Odisha and the latest figures from the Health Department shows the number is more than double the current active cases in Odisha. The total active corona cases is 1,131 while 2,354 patients have recovered so far, informed the health department on Friday.

Odisha’s COVID-19 total tally increased to 3,498 after 112 more persons tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, the department said.

Out of the 112 cases, 107 were detected from the quarantine centres and five are local contacts, said the health department.

Among the fresh cases, 21 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and the Fire Services tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha. They were deployed in the cyclone Amphan restoration work.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death cases rose to 10 in Odisha after 55-year-old male from Ganjam succumbed to the virus, informed the health department.

“Regret to report the death of a Covid positive 55-year-old male of Ganjam, while under treatment in hospital. Cause of death was acute respiratory distress syndrome,” said the department in a tweet.