Bhubaneswar: The Odisha on Sunday reported three new cases taking the total number of cases to 103. Last night 6 persons from Jajpur district tested positive with COVID19.
These three fresh cases are from Sundargarh district, where the number of cases has increased to 4. But, since the earlier detected patient has been recovered, the district has now 3 active cases.
Health Update, 26th April
03 New Positive Cases in Sundargarh (Rourkela)
23 Yr Male, 60 Yr Male & 57 Yr Female
(Two are confirmed close contacts of earlier positive case. One is a suspected contact)
Total Positive Case: 103
Contact tracing and followup action is being done.
— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) April 26, 2020
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 a suspected contact. The contact tracing work is being carried out by the administration, the government has said.
In the last 12 hours, Odisha has reported as many as 9 positive cases. Last night as many as 6 new cases were reported from Jajpur district. All these 6 persons have travel history to Kolkata.
Out of the 103 cases in the state, 69 are active cases, while 33 persons have been cured and one person has died so far.
Among the districts, Khorda has the maximum number of cases followed by Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balsore.
Out of Khorda’s 46 cases, all the cases are confined to Bhubaneswar City. However, the good news is that Bhubaneswar has not reported a single new case in the last 11 days.
The state government on Saturday allowed opening of several shops in both urban and rural areas except Liquor Shops, Shopping Malls, Shopping Complexes and Saloons.
As per the revised order, standalone and neighbouring shops and shops in residential complexes within the limit of municipal corporations and municipalities and registered under the Orissa Shops and Commercial Establishments Act-1956 will remain open in Odisha during the lockdown. However, the state government has asked municipal commissioners and district collectors to notify details specifying the types and timing of the shops to remain open and the districts.