In its first update on Sunday morning, Odisha’s Health Department reported 58 new cases followed by 10 new cases in the afternoon update and 15 new cases during the evening update.

Migrants boarding a train in Kochi headed to Bhubaneswar on May 1 (Photo Credits: PTI)

The Odisha government’s Health Department on Sunday reported 83 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. With this development, the state’s tally of confirmed cases has risen to 377. In addition, the state also recorded three coronavirus-related deaths between Saturday night and Sunday evening.

Officials claimed that almost all of the 83 fresh cases reported in the state on Sunday were detected in quarantine centres. A majority of the inmates at these quarantine centres are migrant workers who returned to the state from Surat in Gujarat.

In its first update on Sunday morning, Odisha’s Health Department reported 58 new cases followed by 10 new cases in the afternoon update and 15 new cases during the evening update.

With maiden cases from Angul and Boudh, the coronavirus infection has spread its tentacles to 21 districts across Odisha.

On Saturday, Angul had reported 13 positive cases. Among them, 11 were migrant workers who returned from Surat, one from Maharashtra and another was a local.

Boudh district joined the list of affected districts after three persons tested positive on Sunday evening. Official sources said all the three persons are migrant workers from Surat and tested positive at the institutional quarantine facility.

The district of Puri had reported its first case on April 3 and after a gap of nearly five weeks, two more cases were detected in the district on Sunday. Puri now has two active cases with one recovery.

Ganjam now has 124 active cases with one death, the most cases in Odisha. Jajpur has 58 cases with two recoveries while the total number of cases in Bhadrak district is 31, which includes 12 recoveries.

Angul and Boudh districts are the new entrants to the list of affected districts in Odisha and have 15 and 3 positive cases respectively.

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