Coronavirus in Odisha LIVE Updates: Number of COVID-19 cases

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Odisha increased to 8106 as 561 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state increased to 8106 (cured 5502, active 2567, died 29).

Of the total fresh cases, 424 have been detected from quarantine centres while the remaining 136 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action are underway, said the department.

While 560 cases have been reported from 19 districts with Ganjam registering the highest 283 cases, the remaining one case is an NDRF personnel, who was under quarantine after returning from Amphan duty in West Bengal.

The 560 cases are from Bargarh (21), Bhadrak (1), Balangir (19), Cuttack (81), Dhenkanal (3), Ganjam ( 283), Jagatsinghpur (6), Jajpur (3), Jharsuguda (2), Kalahandi (5), Kendrapada (2), Keonjhar (6), Khordha (26), Koraput (4), Mayurbhanj (10), Puri (1), Rayagada (76), Sambalpur (8) and Sundargarh (3).

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in Odisha stood at 2567 while 5502 persons have been cured and discharged from hospitals till date.

1st July: Ganjam reported the highest 102 new cases. Of the total fresh cases, 208 have been detected from quarantine centres while the remaining 43 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department.

Of the total fresh cases, 250 have been reported from 19 districts: Angul (1), Balasore (2), Bargarh (12 ), Balangir (4), Cuttack (32), Deogarh (4), Gajapati (6), Ganjam (102), Jharsuguda (5), Kendrapada (4 ), Khordha(26), Malkangiri (10), Mayurbhanj (5), Nayagarh (14), Puri (12), Sambalpur (2), Sonepur (1), Sundargarh (7) and Jajpur (1). The rest one case is a NDRF personnel, who was under quarantine, after returning from cyclone Amphan duty in West Bengal.

27th June: Of new positive cases, 234 have been detected from quarantine centres and 30 are local contacts. The cases were reported from 23 districts.

While the highest number of 76 new cases were reported from Ganjam district, Jajpur district, which is one of the hotspots of COVID-19, reported 41 followed by Keonjhar district with 25 fresh cases.

26th June: While 198 cases have been reported from quarantine centres, the remaining 20 are local contacts, said the department.

Of the total fresh cases, 211 have been reported from 21 districts: Khordha (17), Nabarangpur (1), Ganjam (49), Angul (1) Cuttack (5), Jagatsinghpur( 29) Bhadrak (25), Kandhamal (1), Nuapada (2), Jharsuguda (4), Keonjhar (2), Jajpur (1), Puri (10), Gajapati(27), Boudh (1), Sundargarh (11), Kendrapada (6), Sambalpur (2), Mayurbhanj (9), Koraput (1) and Balasore (7).

25th June: Out of the 210 cases, 174 were detected in quarantine while 36 are local contact cases. The fresh cases also include 6 NDRF personnel who returned from West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan restoration work.

24th June: Of fresh cases, 274 positive cases have been detected from 17 districts, and the remaining 8 cases are NDRF personnel returned from Cyclone AMPHAN duty in West Bengal.

A total of 4271 samples was tested yesterday, of which 282 samples were tested positive for COVID-19. Of new cases, 256 have been reported from quarantine centres and 26 are local contacts.

22nd June: While 137 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, six are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department.

Of all the new cases, 141 have been reported from 17 districts: Khordha (16), Nayagarh (13), Balasore (13), Cuttack (20), Jagatsinghpur (1), Angul (1), Dhenkanal (3), Bhadrak (4), Kalahandi (6), Keonjhar (2) Ganjam (32), Sundargarh (12), Kendrapada (10), Jharsuguda (1), Bargarh (1), Balangir (1) and Sambalpur (5). Remaining two cases are, NDRF personnel, who were under quarantine, after returning from Amphan duty in West Bengal.

21st June: While 150 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, 29 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department. Ganjam district reported highest 57 cases followed by Khordha and Keonjhar with 27 and 18 cases, respectively.

Of the total fresh cases, 161 have been reported from 15 districts: Khordha (27), Angul (6), Nabarangpur (1), Jagatsinghpur (4), Cuttack (15), Bargarh (2), Bhadrak (5), Jajpur (3), Malkangiri (2), Rayagada (5) Keonjhar (18) Deogarh (1), Ganjam (57), Kendrapada (5) and Mayurbhanj (10). Besides, 10 cases are personnel of NDRF and Odisha Fire Services, who were under quarantine after returning from Amphan during in West Bengal.

19th June: Of the new cases, 140 were reported from different quarantine centres and 25 are local contacts.

A total number of 4383 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, of which 154 cases have been detected COVID-19 positive in 17 districts. The remaining 11 cases are personnel returned from Cyclone AMPHAN duty in West Bengal.

17th June: While 145 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, 30 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action are underway, said Health and Family Welfare Department.

Of the total fresh cases,154 have been reported from 15 districts: Mayurbhanj (5), Khordha (25), Sundargarh (5), Cuttack (3), Jagatsinghpur (7), Jharsuguda (1), Balasore (6), Kendrapada (1), Nuapada (4), Kandhamal (7), Bargarh (11), Puri (18), Gajapati (57), Balangir (3) and Ganjam (1). The remaining 21 cases are Odisha Fire Service personnel, who were under quarantine after their return from West Bengal following post-cyclone restoration drive.

16th June: While 95 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, 13 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said Health and Family Welfare Department.

Of the total fresh cases, 92 have been reported from 15 districts: Malkangiri (21), Keonjhar (5), Khordha(7), Kendrapada(9), Angul (1), Balasore (4), Cuttack (1), Jagatsinghpur (9), Ganjam (8), Puri (15), Gajapati (7), Sundargarh ( 2), Kalahandi (1), Bargarh (1) and Balangir (1). The remaining 16 cases are Odisha Fire Service personnel, who were under quarantine, after their return from West Bengal following post-cyclone restoration drive.

15th June: Out of the 146 cases, 128 were detected in quarantine while 18 are local contact cases. The persons include 9 Odisha Fire Service personnel who had returned from West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan restoration work.

14th June: Odisha registered its 11th death due to COVID-19 as a 50-year-old man of Ganjam district died of the disease. The patient died while undergoing treatment at a COVID hospital. He was suffering from underlying comorbidities of diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sources said.

On the other hand, the number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 3909 as 186 more persons tested positive for the virus. They include 13 NDRF/ODRAF/Fire service personnel who had returned from West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan restoration work. Out of the 186 cases, 171 were detected in quarantine while 15 are local contact cases.

13th June: Of the new cases, 29 are local contacts while the remaining 196 have been reported from different quarantine centres. Cuttack has reported the highest 92 cases followed by Ganjam (20) and Khordha (19).

The fresh cases have been reported from 16 districts – Jagatsinghpur (13), Khordha (19), Nayagarh (7), Cuttack (92), Dhenkanal (7), Balasore (2), Angul (1), Bhadrak (5), Kalahandi (3), Kandhamal (15), Ganjam (20), Sundargarh (1), Puri (15), Bolangir (12), Kendrapada (4), and Mayurbhanj (9).

12th June: One more COVID-19 patient in Odisha succumbed to the virus taking the tally of causalities to 10. “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,” the H & FW Department said.

Of the new cases, five are local contacts while remaining 107 have been reported from different quarantine centres. Puri has reported highest 15 cases followed by Khordha and Mayurbhanj with 8 and 7 cases.

Of the fresh cases, 91 have been reported from 18 districts: Jharsuguda (2), Malakangiri (3), Keonjhar (5), Jajpur (3) Khordha (8), Angul (6), Deogarh (2), Cuttack (3), Ganjam (6 ), Sundargarh (4), Puri (15), Boudh (3), Gajapati(5), Sambalpur(5), Balangir (5), Mayurbhanj(7), Balasore(5) and Nayagarh(4). The remaining 21 cases are personnel of NDRF, ODRAF and Odisha Fire service, who were under quarantine, following their return from West Bengal after restoration work post cyclone Amphan.

11th June: Of the new cases, two are local contacts while the remaining 134 have been reported from quarantine centres. A total of 3333 samples were tested in the last 24 hours while 1,88,743 tests have so far been done in the state. Contact tracing and followup action are underway, said the department.

Of the total fresh cases 82 have been reported from 14 districts: Keonjhar ( 8), Jharsuguda (4), Khordha (17), Dhenkanal (3), Cuttack(7), Kendrapada (1 7) Nuapada (2) Gajapati (7), Kandhamal (15), Kalahandi (2), Ganjam (3), Puri (3), Mayurbhanj (9) and Sambalpur (1). Remaining 54 patients are personnel of NDRF, ODRAF and Odisha Fire Services, who were under quarantine after returning to Odisha following post-cyclone restoration drive in West Bengal.

10th June: Of the new cases, 97 have been reported from quarantine centres while the remaining 13 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from 17 districts – Jagatsinghpur (33), Raygada (4), Cuttack (20), Jharsuguda (1), Khordha(14), Nayagarh (4), Bargarh (2), Bhadrak (1), Kalahandi (4), Gajapati (11), Puri (7), Balangir (1), Kendrapada (1), Mayurbhanj (4), Koraput (1), Keonjhar (1) and Boudh (1).

9th June: Out of the 146 cases, 127 were detected in quarantine while 19 are local contact cases, sources said, adding that 61 of them are NDRF/ODRAF personnel who returned from West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan restoration work.

7th June: Odisha’s COVID-19 toll mounted to 9 as a 55-year-old man of Ganjam district succumbed to the disease during treatment. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at a COVID hospital. He was suffering from tuberculosis and other comorbidities, sources said.

On the other hand, as many as 75 more persons from 16 districts tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha. Out of the 75 cases, 72 were detected from quarantine centres while 3 are local contact cases, sources added.

6th June: The fresh cases have been reported from 14 districts- Jajpur (19), Khordha (9) Jharsuguda (1) Nayagarh (7) Cuttack (13) Mayurbhanj (13), Bhadrak (4), Kalahandi (2), Ganjam (64), Gajapati (10), Balangir (11), Balasore (11), Puri (1) and Nuapada (8).

5th June: A total number of 3186 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, of which 130 came out positive in 21 districts. Out of 130 cases, 124 are reported from different quarantine centres and 6 are local contacts.

4th June: A total number of 3033 samples was tested in last 24 hours out of which 90 came out positive in 13 districts. Of 90 cases, 79 are reported from different quarantine centres and 11 are local contacts.

3rd June: A total of 3324 samples was tested in the past 24 hours of which 143 came out positive in 16 districts. Of 143, 132 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres and 11 are local contacts.

2nd June: The fresh cases are from Ganjam (27), Jajpur(10), Khordha(26), Balasore(2), Kendrapara (13), Cuttack (6) Puri (5), Balangir (7) Jagatsinghpur(4) Nayagarh(1) Sundergarh (8),Nuapada(19), Gajapati (4), Keonjhar(4), Mayurbhanj(1), Angul(1), Dhenkanal(2) and Sambalpur(1).

Of the fresh cases, as many as 31 cases are local contacts and rest 110 have been reported from different quarantine centres across the state. Total 3877 samples were tested yesterday. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department.

1st June: As many as 156 persons tested positive for deadly coronavirus in the last 24 hours, highest single-day spike so far, taking the total count in the state to 2104, said the Government today.

The fresh cases are from Ganjam (17), Jajpur (11), Khurdha (3), Kendrapada (50), Cuttack (20), Bhadrak (7), Jagatsinghpur (14), 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).

31st May: Odisha registered its highest surge in COVID-19 cases in a day as 129 more persons tested positive for the virus, official sources said today.

Out of the 129 cases, 119 have been detected at quarantine centres while 10 are local cases. With this, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state mounted to 1948, sources said.

30th May: Today, Kendrapara and Gajapati districts have the highest number of cases with 10 each followed by Khordha (9) and Bhadrak, Balangir and Sundergarh (7) each. Remaining cases were reported from Jagatsinghpur (6), Cuttack (6), Ganjam (6), Jajpur (6), Kalahandi (5), Nuapada (4), Balasore (4), Deogarh (4), Dhenkanal (2), Puri (1), Nayagarh (1) and Keonjhar (1).

29th May: According to State Health & Family Welfare Department, total of 4259 samples were tested on Thursday, of which 63 were found positive for COVID-19. Out of 63 cases, 61 are found in quarantine centres and 2 are local contacts.

However, two patients undergoing treatment at COVID hospitals died due to other complications. “One 72 year male of Balasore district and one 42 year male of Khordha district, both’s death is other than COVID,” the H & FW clarified today.

The samples tested positive are from 15 districts included Ganjam (4), Balasore (3), Khordha (12), Cuttack (3), Puri (1), Nayagarh (7), Balangir (6), Jagatsinghpur (11), Sundargarh (2), Mayurbhanj (1), Dhenkanal (9), Sambalpur (1), Koraput (1), Jharsuguda (1) and Nabarangpur (1).

28th May: A total of 3037 samples was tested on Wednesday, of which 67 were found positive for COVID-19 in 10 districts. Of 67 cases, 65 were reported from quarantine centres and 2 are local contacts. Ganjam district reported the highest number of 26 followed by Jajpur (11) and Khordha (11) districts.

Similarly, Nayagarh district reported 7, Sonepur district 4, Balangir, Jagatsinghpur and Sambalpur registered 2 cases each. Keonjhar registered 1 case and one positive case was confirmed in Bargarh district.

27th May: A total number of 4679 samples were tested on Tuesday, of which 76 samples have been confirmed positive in 10 districts. While 74 samples were found positive in quarantine centres, 2 cases are local contacts.

Of 76 cases, the highest of 16 were reported from western Odisha Balangir district followed by Khordha and Nuapada that have 13 positive cases each.

While 11 cases were reported from Cuttack, Ganjam registered 10 fresh cases, Jagatsinghpur 6, Balasore, Sundargarh and Nayagarh 2 each and a single case was reported from Mayurbhanj district.

26th May: Of the 79 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported in Odisha this morning, 71 were lodged in different quarantine centres following their return from various states like Gujarat, West Bengal and Maharashtra. And, the remaining eight patients were local cases, informed Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases are from Ganjam (5), Jajpur (2), Balasore (4), Khordha (4), Puri (4), Cuttack (16), Kendrapara (6), Nayagarh (3), Balangir (14), Angul (1), Keonjhar (8), Kandhamal (7), Dhenkanal (3), Jharsuguda (1) and Sonepur (1).

25th May: A total number of 3942 samples was tested on Sunday out which 103 were found positive for COVID-19. Of 103 cases, the highest number of 22 cases were reported from Deogarh district followed by Kendrapara (15) and Jagatsinghpur (10) districts.

24th May: According to State Health & Family Welfare Department, out of new 67 cases, 60 are in quarantine centres, 4 in home quarantine and 3 are locals.

The test results showed that Puri district registered the highest number of 16 cases today followed by Nayagarh district (13). Ganjam and Balangir districts have 7 new corona positive cases each following sample tests conducted on May 23. Similarly, Angul district reported new 6 COVID cases, Sundargarh 4, Kalahandi 4, Khordha 3, Cuttack 2, Malkangiri 2, Jagatsinghpur 1 and Dhenkanal 1.

22nd May: A total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 1189 in Odisha after 86 new positive cases were reported today, informed Health & Family Welfare Department.

Of 86 cases, 46 are in Jajpur district, 11 in Cuttack, 6 in Nayagarh, 5 in Ganjam, 3 each in Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Khordha and Puri, 2 in Balangir and 1 in Sundargarh districts.

21st May: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 death after a patient of Ganjam district succumbed to the deadly virus, informed the Government today. With this, the total number of casualties due to the virus rose to seven in the state, including three from Ganjam.

The deceased was an 85-year-old male and Surat returnee. The elderly man had hypertension with other comorbidities.

Besides, 51 new persons tested positive for the virus in the state taking the total count to 1103. The fresh cases are from Ganjam (4), Jajpur (5), Cuttack (9), Puri (1), Jagatsinghpur (2), Nayagarh (11), Angul (2), Mayurbhanj (3), Kalahandi (11), Sambalpur (2) and Malkangiri (1). Out of fresh 51 positive cases, 48 were reported from different quarantine centers and three are locals. Contact tracing and followup action are underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

19th May: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 death after a 75-year-old male patient succumbed to the deadly virus in Cuttack district, informed the Government today. ‘
Besides, 82 new persons tested positive for the virus in the state taking the total count to 978. The fresh cases are from Jajpur (31), Bhadrak (21), Kendrapara (8), Cuttack (4), Khordha (4), Puri (4), Jagatsinghpur (3), Angul (2), Balasore (2), Sambalpur (2), Nayagarh (1), Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

Few hours after Jagatsinghpur district was declared as corona free with the recovery of all patients, 20 persons tested positive for the deadly virus in the district.

18th May: Of the 48 new persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Odisha, 47 were lodged in different quarantine centres following their return from various states like Gujarat and West Bengal. And, the remaining one case was reported from a jail in Puri.

The 48 cases are from Jajpur (16), Ganjam (15), Kendrapara (3), Nayagarh (3), Balangir (2), Puri (4), Kandhamal (2), Boudh (1), Cuttack (1), Khordha (1),

17th May: Odisha reported 91 fresh cases of COVID-19 today, out of which 87 cases were detected in quarantine centres in several districts. Of 91 positive cases, one Sarpanch has tested positive for the deadly virus among four locals in the state.

The fresh cases are from Bhadrak (28), Balasore (17), Ganjam (15), Cuttack (12), Puri (7), Keonjhar (4), Khordha (3), Balangir (2), Kendrapada (1), Sambalpur (1) and Sundergarh (1).

Odisha registered two more deaths due to COVID-19 as two persons from Ganjam district succumbed to the disease, official sources said today.

16th May: 65 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. The fresh cases are from Jajpur (31), Ganjam (13), Cuttack (6), Kendrapada (4), Puri (4), Khordha (3), Mayurbhanj (2) and Nayagarh (2). Of the fresh cases, 62 were lodged in different quarantine centres while the remaining three patients were under home quarantine.

As many as 13 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha’s Kendrapara district yesterday. All of them are Surat returnees and were kept at quarantine centres in Mahakalapada, Kendrapara and Kanika blocks of the district.

15th May: 48 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. The fresh cases are from Ganjam (12), Balasore (12) and Jajpur (2) Bhadrak (6), Sundergarh (1), Puri (10), Nayagarh (3), Deogarh (1) and Cuttack (1).

14th May: 73 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. The fresh cases are from Ganjam (42), Khordha (3), Bhadrak (9), Jajpur (17), and Sundargarh (2).

13th May: 101 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. The fresh cases are from Ganjam (52), Balasore (33), Jajpur (7), Sundargarh (7), and Keonjhar (2).

12th May: 23 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. A record numbers of 4579 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Odisha yesterday, sources added.

The fresh cases are from Balasore (15), Boudh (1), Ganjam (3), Jajpur (3), and Puri (1). With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 349 while 85 patients have recovered so far, sources said.

11th May: Official sources 17 new cases were reported in Ganjam district taking the total count in the district to 154. While one new case was detected in Boudh, two more persons tested positive in Sundargarh.

10th May: 58 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. The fresh cases are from Ganjam (29), Balasore (15), Angul (13) and Mayurbhanj (1). Angul joined the list of COVID-19 affected districts with maiden case.

The new cases from Ganjam and Mayurbhanj are Surat returnees. Out of the 15 fresh cases of Balasore, five are Karnataka returnees and ten returned from West Bengal. Similarly, out of the 13 cases of Angul, 11 are Surat returnees, one returned from Maharashtra and another person is a local, sources said, adding that all fresh cases of the state were detected at quarantine centres except the local case of Angul.

8th May: 24 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

In a huge surge in COVID-19 cases in Odisha, as many as 24 more persons from Ganjam district tested positive for the virus, official sources said this evening.

All of them have been identified as Surat returnees. With this, the number of active cases in the state stood at 205 while 63 patients have recovered so far. Ganjam district surpassed Jajpur district in the number of positive cases as 71 cases have been reported from Ganjam so far, sources said.

7th May: One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Barely a few hours after Mayurbhanj district registered maiden COVID-19 cases, one more person tested positive for the deadly virus in the district today.

Earlier in the day, three cases were reported from Mayurbhanj. All the patients are Surat returnees, according to Health & Family Welfare Department.

Following the fresh cases in the Mayurbhanj, Odisha Government classified the district as Orange zone to take strict measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Migrants returning from Surat to Odisha have seemingly increased woes for the state government in COVID-19 containment as 24 such migrants tested positive for the virus yesterday.

They include 4 from Jagatsinghpur, 17 from Ganjam, and 3 from Mayurbhanj, sources said.

6th May: One more Kolkata returnee from Jajpur district has tested positive for COVID-19 taking the total count to 180 in Odisha today. The patient is a 57-year-old male with travel history to West Bengal.

Odisha reported one more COVID-19 case after a person tested positive for the deadly virus in Balasore district today. The positive case is a 48-year-old male with travel history to West Bengal.

5th May: Three more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Official sources said while one positive case is a 49-year-old male from Rourkela and has recent travel history to Kolkata, the other one is a 40-year-old female from Balasore district. The third positive case was detected in Jajpur.

Odisha’s Cuttack district reported a fresh COVID-19 case after more than a month while two persons from Balasore district tested positive for the virus taking the tally in the state to 173, official sources said today.

The three new cases have been identified as a 34-year-old man (Surat returnee) of Tigiria, Cuttack, a 50-year-old woman, and a 26-year-old man of Balasore district (both West Bengal returnees). Contact tracing and followup action are being done, sources said.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha reached 170 as Ganjam district reported its third positive case yesterday. The person has been identified as an 18-year-old youth and Surat returnee.

4th May: Six more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

The six new cases were reported from Jajpur (4) and Bhadrak (2) districts. The contact tracing exercise is underway by the respective district administrations.

According to Information & Public Relations Department, Odisha, two positive cases in Bhadrak are 45-year-old male and a 55-year-old male. Four positive cases in Jajpur are 48-year-old male, 55-year-old male, a 60-year-old male, and a 62-year-old male. All are Kolkata returnees and were in quarantine.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha reached 163 as Sundargarh district reported a fresh case yesterday. The person has been identified as a 29-year-old woman of Nala Road in Rourkela. She is the neighbour of earlier positive case of the locality, sources said.

3rd May: One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

The person has been identified as a 30-year-old man (asymptomatic) of Hatadihi in Keonjhar district. He is a Kolkata returnee and was under quarantine, official sources said.

According to the Information & Public Relations Department, another new case in Balasore is a 34-year-old male. He has travel history to West Bengal.

Odisha’s Jharsuguda district reported a fresh COVID-19 case. This is the second COVID-19 case in the district and has been identified as a 40-year-old woman. She had come in contact with previous positive case of the district, sources said.

Ganjam joined the list of COVID-19 affected districts of Odisha as two persons from the district tested positive for the virus yesterday. The two have been identified as a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old youth. Both are Surat returnees and asymptomatic, sources said.

2nd May: One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Official sources said the fresh case is a 62-year-old male from Bari block in Jajpur district. He remained in quarantine due to his recent travel history to Kolkata, said the sources adding the person was asymptomatic.

Jajpur district remained at the top of the chart in COVID-19 active cases in Odisha as two more persons tested positive for the deadly virus in the district today. The infected persons with travel history to West Bengal included a 48-yr-old male and 55-yr-old male, all from Bari Block.

The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 154 in Odisha after five more persons including two women tested positive in Jajpur district.

The five cases included 28-year-old male, 56-year-old male, 63-year-old male, a 24-year-old female, and 60-year-old female, the Health & Family Welfare Department said today.

1st May: The Union government this evening decided to extend the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks till May 17 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. The decision was announced after the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fourth meeting in two days.

In good news amid rising COVID-19 cases in Odisha, as many as 14 patients recovered in the state, Health and Family Welfare Department sources said today.

One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

The person from Jajpur district has been identified as a 35-year-old woman of Basudevpur. She is a contact case in the containment zone of the area. Contact tracing and follow-up action is being done, sources said.

Another three new patients from Jajpur district are a 55-year-old male of Birajapur, a 75-year-old female of Katikata area, and a 30-year-old male of Beherapatana (all are in Containment Zone). While the two male patients have travel history to Kolkata, the woman is a contact of a Kolkata returnee.

Balangir district reported first confirmed cases of COVID-19 after two persons from the district tested positive for the virus today.

The new cases are two youths aged 18 and 22 years and residents of Lekharia village in Balangir district. Both have travel history to Tamil Nadu. With this, the deadly virus has now spread to one more district in Odisha. Contact tracing and follow-up action is underway, said the Government.

The total count of COVID-19 positive cases in the state surged to 143 after one more person tested positive for the virus. The fresh case is a 58-year-old male of Kanheibindha area under Simulia block in Balasore district. He was asymptomatic and has travel history to Kolkata.

30th April: 14 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Official sources said the 14 fresh cases have been reported from Katikata containment area of Jajpur district. Six females are among the fresh positive cases. All are asymptomatic and have West Bengal connection.

Earlier in the day, another three positive cases of Jajpur district have been identified as an 18-year-old girl and a 56-year-old man of Katikata containment area in the district (both are West Bengal returnee and came in contact with the earlier positive case in the district) and a 65-year-old man (asymptomatic) who is Kolkata returnee and was under quarantine, Information & Public Relations Department said.

29th April: Three more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Official sources said the fresh positive cases are residents of Balasore and returned from Kolkata recently. One of them is a 44-year-old person while two others are 61-year-old and 63-year-old.

Three districts– Keonjhar, Deogarh, and Jharsuguda– reported one COVID-19 case each. The three persons have been identified as a 60-year-old man of Panchapalli in Keonjhar, a 34-year-old man of Basudevpur in Deogarh and an 18-year-old girl of Brajrajnagar in Jharsuguda.

Bhubaneswar registered a fresh COVID-19 case after a gap of 14 days. The person is a 77-year-old man of Madhusudan Nagar and a close relative of case no. 41. Contact tracing and follow-up action is being done, Information & Public Relations Department said.

28th April: Seven more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Out of the seven persons, three are from Bhadrak and four from Sundargarh. As many as 1584 tests were conducted in the state yesterday, sources said.

The three fresh positive cases of Bhadrak are male with ‘West Bengal link’. Two of them hail from Basudevpur block and one from Bonth block. The containment areas have been sealed, informed district administration.

Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Saroj Mishra informed that two females aged 55 and 35 years and two males aged 38 and 27 years from Nala Road in Rourkela have tested positive for coronavirus and their contact tracing is underway.

27th April: One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. The fresh case is a 34-year-old male of Basudevpur in Jajpur district. He has travel history to Kolkata.

Koraput district registered its maiden COVID-19 case as two more persons tested positive for the virus in Odisha today. The two have been identified as a 22-year-old male health worker of Dasmantpur in Koraput and a 32-year-old man of Balasore.

As many as five persons from Odisha’s Balasore district tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday taking the tally to 108.

The five have been identified as a 55-year-old woman, a 22-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman, a 29-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man of containment zone in the district. All of them had mild symptoms and were under home quarantine. Contact tracing and follow-up action is being done.

26th April: Three more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

The three persons are from Sundargarh district. The fresh cases have been identified as a 23-year-old man, a 60-year-old man, and a 57-year-old woman, all from Rourkela city. While two of them are confirmed close contacts of the earlier positive case, one is suspected contact, sources said.

25th April: Six more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Official sources said the six new COVID-19 cases are from Jajpur district. All of them have a recent travel history to West Bengal.

While four of them are from Katikata area under Dasarathapur block of the district, one each is from Mohanty Patna area under Malikapur panchayat and Birajpur area.

24th April: Four more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

The four are a 40-year-old man, a 29-year-old man, a 41-year-old-man, and a 24-year-old man, two each from Tihidi and Dhamnagar blocks of Bhadrak district. All of them are West Bengal returnees.

One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. The fresh case is a 40-year-old male of Bhadrak district. He has travel history to West Bengal. Contact tracing and followup action are being undertaken, said the department.

23rd April: Six more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

According to Health & Family Welfare Department, the two new cases were detected from Balasore district. The persons infected with the deadly virus are a 55-year-old female and a 36-year-old male.

All the four new patients – three females aged 48, 70, and 80 years and a 21-year-old male-are from Jajpur district. All are family members and neighbours of five previous patients, who had returned from West Bengal and tested positive on April 20. While three of them are residents of Basudevpur Gram Panchayat under Jajpur Sadar block, one is from Birajapur Panchayat under Dasarathpur block, said Collector Ranjan Das.

22nd April: One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. Official sources said the recent positive case is a 38-year-old male from Jajpur. He has a travel history to West Bengal.

After three more COVID-19 positive cases were detected from the Basudevpur area in Bhadrak, the district administration declared nine villages under the block as containment zone to break the chain of transmission of the deadly virus.

In a sigh of relief amid rising COVID-19 cases in Odisha, two patients from Bhubaneswar tested negative for the virus and recovered, Health and Family Welfare Department said in a tweet today.

21st April: Five more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

As per the department, the fresh five cases are from Balasore district and are close relatives of the persons who had tested positive for the virus earlier.

20th April: As many as five persons from Jajpur district and one from Sundargarh district tested positive for COVID-19 today, official sources said.

The patient of Sundargarh, who is a resident of Bisra area, had come in contact with a person of the district who earlier tested positive for the virus too, sources added.

On the other hand, patients of Jajpur district have travel history to West Bengal, Health and Family Welfare Department sources said. The department has requested everyone having travel history to the neighbouring state during the last 28 days to inform the local sarpanch, BDO/tehsildar and quarantine themselves at home.

Seven more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

Out of the seven persons, 5 are from Bhadrak and 2 from Balasore, sources added. A two-year-old girl and a 32-year-old man are the patients from Balasore while those of Bhadrak are 48-year-old man, 55-year-old man, 57-year-old man, a 58-year-old man, and a 66-year-old man.

18th April: One more person tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

The good news about COVID-19 as three more infected persons from Odisha recovered and was discharged from the hospital. The patients who recovered from the infection are from Bhubaneswar, said official sources.

17th April: In yet another good news regarding the COVID-19 situation in Odisha, two patients of Bhubaneswar have recovered and tested negative for the virus, Health & Family Welfare Department sources said.

16th April: A COVID-19 patient of Odisha’s Sundargarh district has recovered and will be discharged from hospital soon, Health and Family Welfare Department sources said.

14th April: The number of novel coronavirus cases in Odisha increased to 60 as five more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state.

As per information, the fresh case is a 66-year-old man of Sana Trilochanpur village under Jafarpur Gram Panchayat in the district and has recent travel history to Kolkata. He was under home quarantine and has been admitted to Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack.

The fresh cases include a 50-year-old-male from Jharpada (Bhubaneswar), who is suspected to have come in contact with case number-42 and three other persons (one 51-year-old male, one 70-year-old male, and a 51-year-old woman) from Bomikhal area of Bhubaneswar. All of them have been hospitalized.

13th April: The good news about COVID-19 as five more infected persons tested negative for the deadly virus in Odisha. Official sources said the five persons are from Bhubaneswar and have recovered.

12th April: One more person tested positive for the virus in the state.

Odisha government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi informed a 35-year-old male from Bomikhal containment area, Bhubaneswar detected as a COVID-19 case.

He is a neighbour of case no 7, 8, 22 and 39. The youth remained in his home at Babylon apartment, Jayadurga Nagar, Bomikhal from March 22 to April 12, the official sources added.

11th April: Four more persons tested positive for the virus in the state.

Two of the four persons who tested positive for the virus in the state are residents of Bisra area in the Sundargarh district, informed local administration. A preliminary probe revealed that the duo has Nizamuddin link, it said.

A woman of Rajanagar area in Kendrapara district is among the four persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. She had traveled to another state and was placed under quarantine after she returned.

Senior officials of the district administration and police reached the locality this morning and initiated process for sealing the area to contain spread of COVID-19.

10th April: Two more persons tested positive for the virus in the state.

These 2 COVID-19 positive cases were linked to a 45-year-old man from Madhusudan Nagar in Unit-IV of Bhubaneswar who tested positive for the deadly virus earlier.

Official sources said the 49th COVID-19 case is a 35 years old female whereas the 50th case of the virus is a 23 years old male. The sources added both the recently detected cases are the close contacts of the 41st case of COVID-19 in Odisha.

In what could be termed as a respite for the people of Odisha in the fight against coronavirus, National Health Mission (NHM) Director Shalini Pandit informed that out of 37 COVID-19 active cases in the state, only two patients need hospital care while the rest 35 patients do not need any special medical attention.

At the COVID-19 briefing, the NHM Director said 10 more positive patients have recovered taking the total number of cured patients to 12 in the state.

9th April: Six more persons tested positive for the virus in the state.

As per the Health & Family Welfare Department, case no. 45 is a 20-year-old youth of Golamunda in Kalahandi district. He came in contact with the first COVID-19 patient of the district, who had returned from Bahrain, on April 4. He later tested positive for the virus on April 9.

On the other hand, cases no. 46, 47 and 48 are a 37-year-old woman, 9-year-old girl and 5-year-old girl of Jharapada area in Bhubaneswar. All of them are close relatives of case no. 42 and tested positive for COVID-19 on April 9.

Others has been identified as a 51-year-old woman of Dhenkanal town and a 69-year-old man of Medinipur, West Bengal who was undergoing treatment at a Bhubaneswar-based private hospital. He was brought to the hospital from the neighbouring state in an ambulance.

7th April: One more person tested positive for the virus and another died due to the disease in Bhubaneswar.

6th April: One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Kendrapara district. The 32-year-old youth had returned from Dubai on March 24. This is the first case from Kendrapara district.

5th April: 16 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar. Official sources said out of the 16 new positive cases, 15 persons belong to the Bomikhal area. All suspects and contacts will be isolated and tested.

In the afternoon, 2 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar.

They have been identified as a 70-year-old man of Kapila Prasad Housing Board Colony and a 29-year-old man of Bomikhal. The septuagenarian had returned from Australia on March 22 and was placed under home quarantine. On the other hand, the youth was found out during active surveillance in the Bomikhal area.

4th April: One more from Odisha tested positive for deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As per official sources, samples of a 29-year-old male from Kalahandi district were found to be positive for the deadly virus. He has travel history to Bahrain.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha crossed single digit as a total of 15 persons tested positive for the virus yesterday, said Health & Family Welfare Department.

They are 7 close contacts of a person of Surya Nagar in Bhubaneswar who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus, three persons of Bomikhal in Bhubaneswar, two cases of Bhadrak and one each of Cuttack, Puri, and Jajpur.

The seven persons who came in contact with the Surya Nagar resident have been identified as his wife, his daughter, and tenants.

A total of 282 samples – 237 at RMRC, 25 at AIIMS and 20 at SCB Medical College and Hospital– were tested yesterday. Till date, as many as 1395 have been tested in the state.

3rd April: As many as three persons of Bhubaneswar tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) today. They have been identified as residents of Bomikhal in the city.

Earlier in the day, a resident of Cuttack having travel history to Delhi tested positive for COVID-19 and became the 6th coronavirus patient of the state. He had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi, which has now emerged as coronavirus hotspot.

Of the nine coronavirus positive cases in Odisha, seven were diagnosed in Bhubaneswar and one each in Bhadrak and Cuttack.

Taking strict measures to contain further spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) following the fifth positive case was reported in Odisha, the state government announced the complete shutdown in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, and Bhadrak from tonight.

The complete shutdown will be in force from 8.00 pm on April 3 till the next 48 hours in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Bhadrak. Putting restriction on movement of vehicles, which have been issued pass, DGP said that all the passes will remain suspended for these 48 hours.

The services including groceries, vegetables, fruits, dairy, fish, and meats, which were functional during the 21-day nationwide lockdown, will remain shut for the next 48 hours. However, medical services will remain open during the period. The district administrations will allow a limited number of medicine stores to remain open for the next 48 hours.

The first COVID-19 patient in Odisha has recovered and tested negative for the deadly virus, informed Health & Family Welfare Department today.

The 33-year-old youth from Bhubaneswar had a history of travelling to worst-hit country Italy. He had tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after he reached home state on March 12. He was undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar.

Earlier, the second person, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has been discharged from AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, after his recovery from the disease. He had traveled to the UK, where the virus has claimed over 2000 lives so far.

1st April: The Odisha government reported its 5th novel coronavirus positive case after a 60-year-old man was found positive for COVID-19. According to the official reports, the man, hailing from Surya Nagar in Bhubaneswar with multiple co-morbid conditions admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

The state reported its first COVID-19 positive case on March 15. Later the second, third and fourth positive case was reported on March 19, March 26 and March 31 respectively. Odisha, with the rest of the country, is under lockdown till 14 April.

31st March: The Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 54 lakh to feed stray animals in various cities and towns across the state as they are struggling to find food during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government decided to establish COVID hospitals in all districts. This was informed by Health Minister Naba Das. As per a directive issued by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the government is in the process of talks with private hospitals to set up COVID hospitals, the minister added.

In a bid to reduce the movement of denizens outside their houses amid lockdown for coronavirus outbreak, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has initiated home delivery service of medicines in the city.

Amidst the coronavirus scare and subsequent surge in demand for hygiene products, the Commissionerate Police (CP) busted a fake handwash and sanitizer manufacturing unit in Jharpara area in Bhubaneswar.

Concerned that irresponsible behaviour of 10 percent of the people during the lockdown period could cause danger to the lives of the remaining 90 percent of citizens, Odisha DGP asked the police to take stern action against the violators.

He also asked the police not to misbehave with anyone.

30th March: At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic gripped nations, the Odisha government said it will bear all kind of treatment expenses of COVID-19 patients.

Odisha government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi said, “The government is setting up two COVID hospitals in Bhubaneswar and agreements with private parties have been signed-in connection with this. All kinds of treatment will be provided to COVID patients at the two hospitals free of cost. The State government will bear all the expenses of these patients. There will be no constraint of funds for their treatment. Meanwhile, we wish no one gets contracted with COVID-19.”

Joining the state Government efforts in the battle against deadly coronavirus, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) will soon form a relief fund for COVID-19.

Sources said the fund will be named as Shree Jagannath Relief Fund. Devotees across the world will be appealed to donate money as per their capacity to help the Odisha Government combat the deadly virus. The collected money will be transferred to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).

Amidst several steps and precautions are being taken by the government over the fear of community transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) looming large in Odisha, over 2800 persons, who had recently returned to the state, reportedly have gone missing.

The disturbing fact came to fore after Health & Family Welfare Department communicated to the district collectors expressing its concern over state and foreign returnees, who are yet to be traced.

Vehicle passes issued by the Twin City Police Commissionerate for lockdown due to coronavirus will remain valid for an indefinite period, informed Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi.

Passes issued till March 29 will remain valid indefinitely till the entire situation relating to COVID-19 is resolved, the police official said.

He also urged people not to approach officials/police stations to renew passes. Worth mentioning, vehicle passes were issued to emergency workers to ensure the continuation of emergency services amid the lockdown.

In a tweet, the CP said ID card and vehicle passes that have been issued to the citizens to support their professional obligations can not be used for personal works like buying vegetables and  groceries during the COVID-19 lockdown.

29th March: As many as one lakh people from Odisha have been stranded in different parts of the country due to a nationwide lockdown, a containment measure taken by the Centre to prevent the spread of deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was informed by Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy after a review meeting at the call centre set up at the COVID-19 control room in Lok Seva Bhawan.

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