Bhubaneswar,May 24 : The covid positive cases in Odisha rose to 1336 with 67 fresh cases reported yesterday from 12 districts including a new district. At the same time 62 covid patients were cured and discharged from the hospital taking the total recoveries to 497 in the state .
The state has now 832 active cases under treatment at various covid hospitals with seven casualties. Coronavirus spread to one more district after Nuapada reported one positive case,taking the total districts to 27. Puri and Nayagarh districts have accounted for 16 and 13 positive cases respectively while the other ten districts reported the single digit Covid positive cases.
With 16 more cases, the total covid positive in Puri increased to 81 while Nayagarh district accounted for 45 positive cases with the detection of fresh 13 Covid positive cases. Official sources said out of 67 positive cases, 60 were reported from the institutional quarantine centres, four from Home quarantine and the rest three local cases.
Ganjam district still remained at the top of the district wise table of covid patients with 308 cases followed by Jajpur (239), Balasore (128), Bhadrak (98), Puri (81), Khordha (77) and Cuttack(59 ) cases.
Official sources said as on today 1,18,446 samples were tested in the state out of which 1336 were tested positive, 497 of whom have already been cured and discharged from the hospitals while 832 active cases are under treatment. As on May 23 about 2,37,698 Odias have returned to the state by bus and train.
East Coast Railway(ECoR) sources said till May 22, as many as 71 Shramik Special trains carrying stranded Odias from various states have arrived in Odisha. 21 more special trains have started for Odisha yesterday and a Shramik Special train from New Delhi will come to Jagannathpur in Ganjam district. (UNI)