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Odisha’s Covid-19 tally increases to 31,877

Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) The tally of Covid-19 positive cases has gone up to 31,877 in Odisha with the detection of as many as 1,499 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the health department on Friday.

The number of Covid deaths rose to 177 with eight more fatalities in the last 24 hours.

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While four deaths were reported from Ganjam, one each was reported from Khordha, Nayagarh, Sundargarh and Gajapati.

Out of the fresh cases, while 914 cases were reported from quarantine, remaining 585 are local contacts.

Contact tracing and followup action is underway, said the department.

The highest 368 cases are from the hotspot Ganjam district, followed by 214 in Khordha, 97 in Gajapati and 92 in Dhenkanal.

With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 11,918 while 19,745 patients have recovered so far.

–IANS

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