Bhubaneswar: Five more people of Odisha tested positive for Covid-19, raising the total number of cases in the state to 108 on Monday, officials said. All the fresh cases were diagnosed in Balasore district, health and family welfare department said adding that contact tracing and follow-up action have been launched.
The state is yet to reveal details of the fresh patients. The total number of Covid-19 patients in Balasore district, bordering West Bengal, has increased to 15. Many of the patients in the district have West Bengal links. Samples of the new patients were collected during the 60-hour complete shutdown imposed in the district from 10 pm of April 23 to 10 AM of April 26.
Now, the total number of coronavirus positive cases in Odisha has mounted to 108. Seventy-two of the cases are active as 35 people have recovered from the disease. A 72-year-old man from Bhubaneswar died due to the contagion on April 6. Of the total Covid-19 cases reported in the state so far, 46 were detected in Khurda district which includes Bhubaneswar, followed by 18 in Jajpur, 16 in Bhadrak, 15 in Balasore, six in Sudargarh, two each in Kendrapara and Kalahandi districts and one each in Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Puri.
A total of 25,103 samples have been tested till Sunday midnight in eight laboratories of the state, an official said.