Health authorities said they are keeping a close watch on the rising trend and initiating measures as appropriate.
The Health department registered 50 per cent of the cases from Khurda with 26 cases, followed by four from Balasore, three from Cuttack, two each from Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh and Sundargarh.
Despite the rise in the positivity rate, the government has not implemented a graded response action plan (GRAP) devised by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, as the hospitalisation rate is low.
The national capital in the last four days has recorded a steady decline in the number of fresh cases of Covid-19. A total of 268 cases were recorded on Monday.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.50 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.53 per cent, according to the health ministry.
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However, children below 12 years of age remain susceptible, posing a major challenge for schools and parents.
The study found the highest sero positivity in Hyderabad at 97%, informed Dr GS Rao, Director of Health. The lowest sero positivity was in Kothugudem district at 89.2%.
The daily case positivity rate also saw a sudden rise from 0.31 per cent to 0.83 per cent in a day. The third surge in January-February this year mainly due to the Omicron variant, the ministry said.
Figures range between 0 pc and 0.97 pc in all districts except Kalaburagi which reported 1.42 per cent test positivity rate.
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While the numbers of cases at the peak of the current wave were similar as recorded in the previous wave, the number of hospitalisations and deaths was very low.
A total of 53,719 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city the previous day, according to the data shared by the city health department.
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