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Six more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha; total count at 89

The six persons, including three women, had entered Odisha from neighbouring West Bengal in the recent past, and two belong from Balasore district.

Published: 23rd April 2020 05:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2020 05:59 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

BHUBANESWAR: Six persons on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha's Jajpur district, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 89, a senior official said.

With these new patients Jajpur now has 12 COVID-19 cases, he said.

The six persons, including three women, had entered Odisha from neighbouring West Bengal in the recent past, and two belong from Balasore district.

Of the 89 cases reported in the state so far, 55 are active patients and 33 have recovered.

One person, a 72-year- old man from Bhubaneswar, succumbed to the disease on April 6.

So far, Khurda district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, has reported the maximum number of cases at 46, followed by Jajpur at 12, Bhadrak at 11 and Balasore at eight.

(With ENS inputs)

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