Odisha's COVID-19 tally
surged to 2,54,662 on Monday as 2,423 people tested positive for the virus, while 18 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,040, a health official said.
The state's quarantine centres reported 1,417 infections and the remaining cases were detected during contact tracing.
Khurda district, comprising state capital Bhubaneswar, recorded 359 new cases followed by Angul (229) and Sundergarh (195).
"Regret to inform the demise of eighteen #COVID19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals," the Health and Family Welfare Department said on Twitter.
Cuttack registered four deaths, while the other fatalities were reported from Balasore, Khurda, Jajpur, Sundergarh, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur and Puri ditricts, the official said.
Ganjam district alone has so far accounted for 222 deaths, followed by Khurda (176) and Cuttack (88).
As many as 53 other COVID-19 patients have also lost their lives, but the cause of their deaths were due to other reasons, he said.
Odisha now has 25,954 active cases, while 2,27,615 patients have recovered from the disease.
The state has thus far conducted over 37.96 lakh sample tests, including 41,096 on Sunday, the official said.
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