--628 more persons, including 96 children in the age group of 0-18 years,were detected Covid19 positive in the last 24 hours.
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17: Odisha witnessed a further increase in daily Covid19 positive cases with 628 more persons, including 96 children in the age group of 0-18 years, being found infected with the virus in the last 24 hours.
With the fresh cases, Odisha Covid infection count rose to 10,18,926 on Friday, according to information tweeted by the Information and Public Relations Department.
The State had reported 580 positive cases yesterday and 457 cases the preceding day.
Out of 628 new cases, 367 positives were detected from among quarantined people, while the rest 261 were detected as local contacts.
Among districts, Khurdha continue recording the highest cases at 291, followed by Cuttack 72, Jagatsinghpur 26, Sundargarh 23, Balasore and Mayurbhanj 22 each, Jajpur 19, Koraput 16, Kendrapada and Puri nine each, Sambalpur eight, Bargarh, Bhadrak and Nayagarh seven each, Angul and Dhenkanal five each, Rayagada four, Jharsuguda three, Keonjhar and Gajapati two each and Balangir, Deogarh and Ganjam reported one case each.
Besides, 55 cases were reported from the State Pool.
The department also informed that 681 Covid19 patients recovered during the last 24 hours, taking the number of cured persons to 10,04,845. Active cases stood at 5,906.
By now, a total of 1,91,28,253 tests have been done to detect coronavirus infection cases.