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

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Odisha increased to 314629 as 668 more persons tested positive for the COVID-19 in the state. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state increased to 314629 (cured 306726, active 6193, died 1657).

Of the total fresh cases detected from 28 districts, 385 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 283 are local contact cases. Nuapada recorded highest 68 fresh cases followed by Khordha (56) and Sundargarh (55).

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22nd November: Of the total fresh cases detected from 29 districts, 373 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 265 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 70 fresh cases followed by Mayurbhanj (65) and Jagatsinghpur (50).

21st November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 446 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 332 are local contact cases. Angul recorded highest 68 fresh cases followed by Sundargarh (64) and Khordha and Balasore with 61 cases each.

20th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 29 districts, 436 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 321 are local contact cases. Angul recorded highest 75 fresh cases followed by Khordha (70) and Cuttack (67).

17th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 371 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 273 are local contact cases. Khordha districts recorded highest 73 fresh cases followed by Sundargarh (62) and Mayurbhanj (59) districts respectively.

16th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from 29 districts, 437 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 312 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 88 fresh cases followed by Mayurbhanj (78) and Sundargarh (55).

15th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 434 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 319 are local contact cases. Sundargarh recorded highest 75 fresh cases followed by Khordha (74) and Nuapada (65).

14th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 523 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 379 are local contact cases. Mayurbhanj districts recorded highest 88 fresh cases followed by Sundargarh (85) and Cuttack (70) districts respectively.

13th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 29 districts, 585 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 433 are local contact cases. Sundargarh recorded highest 94 fresh cases followed by Mayurbhanj (86) and Khordha (83).

12th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 572 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 414 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 112 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (81) and Sundargarh (80).

11th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 703 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 517 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 134 fresh cases followed by Sundargarh (119) and Cuttack (96).

10th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from 29 districts, 572 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 415 are local contact cases. Sundargarh recorded highest 107 fresh cases followed by Khordha and Angul with 86 cases each.

7th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 796 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 576 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 145 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (121) and Nuapada (108).

6th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 867 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 627 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 153 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (112) and Balasore (102).

5th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 798 are quarantine cases and remaining 587 local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 159 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (109) and Mayurbhanj (103).

4th November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 855 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 619 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 175 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (120) and Sundargarh (104).

3rd November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 697 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 504 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 132 fresh cases followed by Mayurbhanj and Jagatsinghpur with 73 cases each.

2nd November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 798 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 591 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 142 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (101) and Sundargarh (100).

1st November: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 985 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 724 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 221 fresh cases followed by Mayurbhanj (121) and Cuttack (115).

31st October: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 853 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 617 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 170 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (126) and Sundargarh (112).

30th October: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 891 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 656 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 159 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (98) and Angul (95).

29th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 941 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 676 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 222 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (127) and Sundargarh (93).

28th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 886 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 654 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 208 fresh cases followed by Sundargarh (111) and Angul (100).

27th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 29 districts, 729 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 518 are local contact cases. Gajapati district has reported zero positive case in t he last 24 hours. Khordha recorded highest 206 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (105) and Sundargarh (96).

26th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 858 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 622 are local contact cases. Angul recorded highest 141 fresh cases followed by Mayurbhanj (113) and Khurdha (110).

25th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 955 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 678 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 158 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (132) and Sundargarh (106).

24th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 986 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 709 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 183 fresh cases followed by Balasore (128) and Sundargarh (110).

23rd October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1031 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 762 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 208 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (160) and Angul (107).

22nd October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1109 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 804 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 254 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (150) and Angul (106).

21st October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1120 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 811 are local contact cases. Contact tracing and follow-up action is underway, said Information and Public Relation (I & PR ) Department. Khordha recorded highest 273 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (153) and Angul (120).

20th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1115 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 789 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 221 fresh cases followed by Nuapada (128) and Cuttack (111).

18th October:  Out of the 2019 fresh cases, 1168 were detected in quarantine while 851 are local contact cases. Khordha district reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases (283). With this, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 22949.

15th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1462 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1008 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 368 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (186) and Angul (170).

14th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1511 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1093 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 385 fresh cases followed by Angul (216) and Cuttack (209).

13th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1318 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 957 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded highest 364 fresh cases followed by Sundargarh (150) and Cuttack (144).

12th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1417 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1006 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 359 fresh cases followed by Angul (229) and Sundargarh (195).

11th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1504 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1042 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 410 fresh cases followed by Angul (208) and Sundargarh (161).

10th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1659 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1195 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 393 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (244) and Sundargarh (143).

8th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1825 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1319 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 562 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (243) and Sambalpur (136).

7th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1737 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1258 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 568 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (166) and Angul (142).

6th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1554 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1119 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 448 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (214) and Nuapada (159).

5th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1521 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1096 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 506 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (148) and Cuttack (136).

4th October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 1945 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1381 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 638 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (268) and Jajpur (148).

3rd October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 1804 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1249 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 561 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (256) and Mayurbhanj (153).

2nd October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2109 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1491 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 766 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (368) and Mayurbhanj (156).

1st October:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2118 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1497 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 671 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (371) and Angul (188).

30th September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2017 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1426 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 601 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (359) and Balasore (152).

29th September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 1809 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1258 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 555 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (230) and Puri (178).

28th September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 1915 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1320 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 506 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (318) and Angul (179).

27th September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2309 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1613 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 818 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (380) and Keonjhar (212). Total 14 districts recorded over 100 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

26th September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 2529 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1827 are local contacts. Khordha recorded all-time-high of 902 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (409) and Angul (197). Total 15 districts recorded over 100 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

25th September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 2462 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1746 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 725 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (465) and Jajpur (237). Total 15 districts recorded over 100 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

23rd September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2485 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1752 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 647 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (577) and Puri (219). Total 17 districts recorded over 100 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

22nd September:  Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2453 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1736 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 712 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (586) and Puri (265). Total 14 districts recorded over 100 positive cases in the last 24 hours.

21th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2503 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1739 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 652 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (595) and Jharsuguda (205).

20th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2556 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1774 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 644 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (549) and Puri (292).

18th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2441 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1768 are local contacts. Khordha continues to record highest fresh cases (663 ) followed by Cuttack (491) and Puri (326).

16th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2502 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1739 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 647 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (389) and Puri (291).

15th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2151 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1494 are local contacts. Khordha recorded highest 517 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (357 ) and Puri (246).

9th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2359 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1637 are local contacts. Khordha recorded the highest 606 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (354) and Puri (279).

8th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2210 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1538 are local contacts. Khordha recorded the highest 615 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (392) and Puri (387).

7th September: Out of the 3861 cases, 2278 were detected in quarantine while 1583 are local contact cases. Khordha recorded the highest 767 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (386) and Jajpur (285). With the new cases, the number of active cases in the state rose to 30,919. However, 96,364 patients have recovered in the state so far.

6th September: Out of the 3810 cases, 2286 were detected in quarantine while 1524 are local contact cases. Khordha district reported the highest number of cases (797). With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 29658 while 93774 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

5th September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2161 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1382 are local contacts. Khordha recorded all-time-high 878 fresh cases followed by Mayurbhanj (326) and Cuttack (295).

4th September: Khordha recorded all-time-high 859 fresh cases followed by Cuttack (384) and Puri (235). Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 1961 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1306 are local contacts.

3rd September: Of the total fresh cases detected from 30 districts, 2214 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1417 are local contacts. Khordha recorded the highest 722 cases followed by Cuttack (370) and Mayurbhanj (365).

1st September: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1844 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1181 are local contacts. Khordha recorded the highest 666 cases followed by Cuttack (312) and Mayurbhanj (215).

31st August: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1561 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1041 are local contacts. Khordha recorded the highest 616 cases followed by Cuttack (236) and Ganjam (190).

30th August: Out of the 3014 cases, 1868 were detected in quarantine while 1146 are local contact cases. Khordha district has reported the highest number of cases (684).

29th August: Khordha recorded the highest 762 cases followed by Rayagada (450), Cuttack (332), and Ganjam (169). Total of nine districts reported over 100 fresh cases.

Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1987 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1265 are local contacts.

28th August: Khordha recorded an all-time high of 775 cases followed by Rayagada (495), Cuttack (369), and Mayurbhanj (272). Total of 10 districts reported over 100 fresh cases.

Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 2241 have been reported from different quarantine centres while remaining 1441 are local contacts.

27th August: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 2128 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1256 are local contacts.

Total of seven districts reported over 100 fresh cases in a single day with Khordha registering the highest 587 cases followed by Cuttack (492) and Sambalpur (182).

26th August: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 2053 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1318 are local contacts.

Total of 11 districts reported over 100 fresh cases in a single day with Khordha registering the highest 547 cases followed by Cuttack (357) and Ganjam (196).

25th August: Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1708 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1044 are local contacts.

Total of 12 districts reported over 100 fresh cases in a single day with Khordha registering the highest 423 cases followed by Cuttack (247), Jajpur (217), and Ganjam (212).

24th August:For the first time, Cuttack reported the highest number of 589 cases in a single day followed by Khordha (474), Jajpur (215), and Koraput (181).

Of the total fresh cases detected from all 30 districts, 1826 have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1123 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

22nd August: Of the total fresh cases, 1691 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1128 are local contacts.

The fresh cases have been reported from all 29 districts with Khordha registering the highest 443 cases followed by Cuttack (257), Mayurbhanj (219), and Ganjam (192). Total of 11 districts registered over 100 fresh positive cases.

21st August: Of the total fresh cases, 1675 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1023 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from all 30 districts with Khordha registering the highest 475 cases followed by Cuttack (207) and Ganjam (162). Total of eight districts registered over 100 fresh positive cases.

20th August: Of the total fresh cases, 1792 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1106 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from all 30 districts with Khordha registering all-time high of 524 cases followed by Cuttack (241), Nayagarh (232) and Ganjam (226).

19th August: Of the total fresh cases, 1574 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres while the remaining 1015 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from 29 districts with Khordha registering highest 466 cases followed by Ganjam (242) and Cuttack (222).

18th August: While 1416 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 823 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from 29 districts with Khordha registering the highest 419 cases followed by Ganjam (246) and Nayagarh (147).

16th August: While 1390 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 854 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department. The fresh cases have been reported from 29 districts with Khordha registering the highest 311 cases followed by Ganjam (243) and Cuttack (194).

15th August: Out of the 2924 cases, 1815 were detected in quarantine while 1109 are local contact cases. Khordha district reported the maximum number of cases (488). Worth mentioning, the highest number of 52,795 samples were tested in the state yesterday.

14th August: While 1241 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 736 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from all the 30 districts with Khordha registering highest 332 cases followed by Ganjam (280) and Mayurbhanj (120).

13th August: While 1225 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 756 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from all the 30 districts with Khordha registering the highest 274 cases followed by Ganjam (267) and Kandhamal (179).

12th August: While 1182 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 694 are local contacts. Khordha registered highest 297 cases followed by Ganjam (260) and Sundargarh (119).

10th August: While 948 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 580 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from 29 districts with Ganjam witnessing the highest 233 cases followed by Khordha (218) and Sambalpur (168).

9th August: Out of the 1734 cases, 1075 were detected in quarantine while 659 are local contact cases. Khordha district reported the highest number of cases as it added 342 fresh cases to its tally. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 15364 while 30242 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

6th August: While 1073 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 626 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 29 districts- highest from Ganjam (268) followed by Khordha (220), Angul (17), Balasore (17), Bargarh (81), Bhadrak (66), Balangir (21), Boudh (8), Cuttack (105), Dhenkanal (27), Gajapati (59), Jagatsinghpur (16), Jajpur (41), Jharsuguda (10), Kalahandi (30), Kandhamal (74), Kendrapada (27), Keonjhar (56), Koraput (41), Malkangiri (72), Mayurbhanj (24), Nabarangpur (16), Nayagarh (25), Nuapada (3), Puri (67), Rayagada (19), Sambalpur (101), Sonepur (10) and Sundargarh (178).

4th August: While 815 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 522 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 28 districts- highest from Ganjam (201) followed by Khordha (196) and Cuttack (168), Angul (4), Balasore (31), Bargarh (14), Bhadrak (22), Balangir (11), Boudh (1) Dhenkanal (5), Gajapati (75), Ganjam (201), Jagatsinghpur (21), Jajpur (24), Jharsuguda (10), Kalahandi (13), Kandhamal (20), Kendrapada (37), Keonjhar (80), Koraput (31), Malkangiri (38), Mayurbhanj (15), Nabarangpur (7), Nayagarh (60), Puri (73), Rayagada (22), Sambalpur (72), Sonepur (3) and Sundargarh (83).

3rd August: Out of the 1384 cases, 873 were detected in quarantine while 511 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 14094 while 21955 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

2nd August: Out of the 1434 cases, 889 were detected in quarantine while 545 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 13403 while 21274 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

1st August: Of fresh cases, 993 cases have been detected in quarantine centres and 609 are local contacts. The new positive cases have been detected from 29 districts. Ganjam district registered the highest number of 308 followed by Khordha district with 285 and Rayagada district 164. For the first time, the Gajapati district reported the single-day spike of 108 new cases.

31st July: While 914 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 585 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from 29 districts with the highest being reported from Ganjam district (368).

30th July: Out of the 1203 cases, 758 were detected in quarantine while 445 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 11234 while 18939 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

29th July: Out of the 1068 cases, 662 were detected in quarantine while 406 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 10919 while 18061 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

28th July: While 753 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 462 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 28 districts- highest from Ganjam: 332 followed by Khordha : 312, Angul: 11, Balasore: 29, Bargarh: 10, Bhadrak: 2, Balangir: 21 , Boudh: 2, Cuttack: 60, Deogarh: 1, Dhenkanal: 1, Gajapati: 89, Jagatsinghpur: 47, Jajpur: 20, Jharsuguda: 2, Kalahandi: 8, Kandhamal: 14, Kendrapada: 14, Keonjhar: 77, Koraput: 73, Malkangiri: 14, Mayurbhanj: 22, Nayagarh: 7, Nuapada: 8, Puri: 11, Rayagada: 24, Sonepur: 2 and Sundargarh: 2.

27th July: Out of the 1503 cases, 1002 were detected in quarantine while 501 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 9918 while 16793 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

26th July: Out of the 1376 cases, 917 were detected in quarantine while 459 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 9286 while 15929 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

25th July: While 887 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 433 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 24 districts- Angul: 6, Balasore: 23, Bargarh: 14, Bhadrak: 28, Balangir: 9, Cuttack: 47, Deogarh: 1, Gajapati: 90, Ganjam: 560, Jagatsinghpur: 3, Jajpur: 23, Jharsuguda: 2, Kalahandi: 1, Kandhamal: 39, Kendrapada: 1, Keonjhar: 24, Khordha: 174, Koraput: 30, Nayagarh: 38, Nuapada: 4, Puri: 90, Rayagada: 65, Sonepur: 1 and Sundargarh: 47.

24th July: While 1067 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 527 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 28 districts: highest from Ganjam: 732 followed by Khordha (320) and Cuttack (136), Angul: 10, Balasore: 22, Bargarh: 8, Bhadrak: 60, Balangir: 6, Boudh: 41, Dhenkanal: 2, Gajapati: 3, Jagatsinghpur: 3, Jajpur: 5, Jharsuguda: 8, Kalahandi: 1, Kandhamal: 17, Kendrapada: 9, Keonjhar: 20, Koraput: 33, Malkangiri: 9, Mayurbhanj: 32, Nabarangpur: 3, Nayagarh: 10, Nuapada: 1, Puri: 30, Sambalpur: 13, Sonepur: 4 and Sundargarh: 56.

23rd July: While 847 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 417 are local contacts. Ganjam reported the highest 540 cases.

The fresh cases have been reported from 27 districts: Angul: 7, Balasore: 9, Bargarh: 24, Bhadrak: 30, Balangir: 1, Boudh: 2, Cuttack: 47, Dhenkanal: 6, Gajapati: 74, Ganjam: 540, Jagatsinghpur: 4, Jajpur: 17, Jharsuguda: 3, Kalahandi: 7, Kandhamal: 29, Kendrapada: 8, Keonjhar: 25, Khordha: 137, Koraput: 27, Mayurbhanj: 15, Nabarangpur: 4, Nayagarh: 61, Nuapada: 1 , Puri: 22, Rayagada: 84, Sambalpur: 20 and Sundargarh: 60.

22nd July: While 721 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, remaining 357 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 28 districts: Angul (1), Balasore (10), Bargarh (26), Bhadrak (1), Balangir (6), Boudh (3), Cuttack (57), Dhenkanal (2), Gajapati (24), Ganjam (371), Jagatsinghpur (35), Jajpur (20), Jharsuguda (34) Kalahandi (15), Kandhamal (13), Kendrapada (24), Keonjhar (16), Khordha (121), Koraput (15), Malkangiri (66), Mayurbhanj (13), Nabarangpur (17), Nayagarh (5), Puri (28), Rayagada (96), Sambalpur (20), Sonepur (10) and Sundargarh (29).

21st July: Out of the 647 cases, 431 were detected in quarantine while 216 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 5715 while 12909 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

20th July: While 446 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 227 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The fresh cases have been reported from 23 districts: Angul (4), Balasore (13), Bargarh (22), Bhadrak (58), Cuttack (32), Dhenkanal (10), Gajapati (15), Ganjam (239), Jagatsinghpur (36), Jajpur (28), Jharsuguda (14), Kandhamal (44), Kendrapada (4), Khordha (58), Keonjhar (24), Koraput (41), Malkangiri (4), Mayurbhanj (1), Nayagarh (4), Puri (4), Sambalpur (3), Sonepur (4) and Sundargarh (11).

19th July: Out of the 736 cases, 481 were detected in quarantine while 255 are local contact cases. With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 5381 while 11937 persons have recovered from the disease so far.

18th July: While 394 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, the remaining 197 are local contacts. The fresh cases have been reported from 25 districts: highest from Ganjam (182) followed by Khordha (121), Angul (1), Balasore (13), Baragarh (35), Bhadrak (3), Balangir (9), Boudh (5), Cuttack (38), Deogarh (3), Dhenkanal (9), Jagatsinghpur (22), Jajpur (19), Jharsuguda (5), Kendrapada (8), Keonjhar (6), Koraput (4), Malkangiri (8), Mayurbhanj (22), Nabarangpur (22), Nayagarh (11), Puri (6), Rayagada (1), Sambalpur (20), and Sundargarh (18).

16th July: Out of 494 new cases, 322 have been reported from quarantine centres and 172 are local contacts. Ganjam district once again registered the highest number of 246 new COVID positive cases followed by Khordha district with 64 cases and Cuttack district with 38 cases.

15th July: While 411 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, remaining 207 are local contacts.

The fresh cases have been reported from 22 districts: highest from Ganjam (286), Khordha (107), Cuttack (16), Jajpur (5), Sundargarh (15), Balasore (61), Jagatsinghpur (26), Mayurbhanj (21), Puri (5), Keonjhar (5), Kendrapada (9), Bhadrak (1), Nayagarh (15), Balangir (2), Malkangiri (13), Koraput (1), Jharsuguda (1), Rayagada (1), Angul (14), Sambalpur (10), Dhenkanal (2) and Boudh (2).

9th July: Of the total fresh cases, 416 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres while 161 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action are underway, said Health and Family Welfare department.

The cases have been reported from 22 districts: Angul (7), Balasore (30), Bhadrak (2), Boudh(5), Cuttack (14), Dhenkanal (4), Gajapati (17), Ganjam (260), Jagatsinghpur ( 7), Jajpur (9), Jharsuguda(1), Kandhamal (1), Kendrapada (3), Keonjhar (48), Khordha (56), Koraput (6), Malkangiri (1), Mayurbhanj (14), Nayagarh (1), Puri (5), Sambalpur (3) and Sundargarh (83).

8th July: Of the total fresh cases, 338 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres while 189 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said Health and Family Welfare department.

The cases have been reported from 26 districts: Angul (1), Balasore (26), Bargarh (1), Bhadrak (2), Balangir (21), Cuttack (17), Dhenkanal (1), Gajapati (3), Ganjam (215), Jagatsinghpur (4), Jajpur (25), Jharsuguda (4), Kendrapada (5), Keonjhar (7), Khordha (50), Koraput (6), Malkangiri(3), Mayurbhanj (10), Nabarangpur (3), Nayagarh (18), Nuapada (4), Puri (16), Rayagada (1), Sambalpur (1), Sonepur (5) and Sundargarh (78).

7th July: Of the total fresh cases, 403 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres while 168 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action are underway, said Health and Family Welfare department.

The cases have been reported from 21 districts: Angul (4), Balasore (28), Bhadrak (1) Balangir (5), Cuttack (29), Dhenkanal (1), Gajapati (56), Ganjam (273), Jagatsingpur (17), Jajpur (16), Jharsuguda (1), Kendrapada (3), Keonjhar (7) Khordha (37), Mayurbhanj (14), Nabarangapur (7), Nayagarh (1), Puri (4), Rayagada (10), Sambalpur (6) and Sundergarh (51).

6th July: While 309 cases have been reported from different quarantine centres, 147 are local contacts. Contact tracing and followup action is underway.

The fresh cases have been reported from 24 districts: Angul (1), Balasore (14), Bargarh (33), Bhadrak (12), Balangir (6), Cuttack (13), Dhenkanal (1), Gajapati (1) Ganjam (166), Jagatsingpur (23), Jajpur (57), Kalahandi (1), Kandhamal (3), Kendrapada (5), Keonjhar (2), Khordha (21), Koraput (10), Mayurbhanj (8) Nabarangapur (24), Nayagarh (4), Puri (3), Rayagada (13), Sambalpur (15) and Sundargarh (20).

5th July: Of fresh cases, 317 positive cases have been detected from quarantine centres and 152 are local contacts. While 465 cases have been reported from 20 districts of the State, the remaining 4 are the NDRF personnel returned from Cyclone AMPHAN duty in West Bengal.

Out of new 469 cases, Ganjam registered the highest number of 116 confirmed cases followed by Cuttack and Sundargarh districts with 94 cases and 66 cases respectively.

4th July: Of fresh cases, 355 cases have been detected from quarantine centres and 140 are local contacts. The new positive cases were reported from 24 districts.

Out of new positive cases, Ganjam district registered the highest number of 216 cases followed by Khordha and Sundargarh districts with 50 and 36 cases respectively.

3rd July: 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).

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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