Highest 1-day spike in Odisha, corona tally reaches 2,104

Odisha reported highest single day spike with 156 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24-hours, taking the total number to 2,104 in the state, said the health department on Monday.

Odisha had seen a record 129 fresh cases on Sunday.

Of the fresh cases, 153 have been reported from the quarantine centres and the remaining three are local contacts, said the department.

Kendrapara district has registered the highest 50 positive cases.

Other districts, which recorded fresh cases are Cuttack (20), Ganjam (17), Jagatsinghpur (14), Jajpur (11), Bhadrak (7), Khurdha (3), Balangir (2), Nayagarh (3), Sundergarh (3), Boudh (1), Nuapada (3), Mayurbhanj (3), Keonjhar (1), Kandhamal (9), Malkangiri (1), Sambalpur (2), Baragarh (3) and Sonepur (3).

With this, the number of active cases in the state stands at 969. A total of 1,126 persons has recovered in the state while seven persons have died of the disease.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai-returnee migrant worker was found dead near a quarantine centre in the Cuttack district, police said on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Brajabandhu Rana(40), a native of Krushnapur Panchayat under the Badamba police limits.

He had returned from Mumbai and was in the quarantine centre since May 26. However, his body was found near the centre this morning, said police.