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2 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, total rises to 23

Fire service officials spray chemical water on the campus of the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. File

Fire service officials spray chemical water on the campus of the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. File   | Photo Credit: BiswaranjanRout

A total of 16 out of the 23 patients are from Bhubaneswar

Two persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Bhubaneswar, raising the number of cases of the pandemic in Odisha to 23 on Sunday, an official said.

A 70-year-old man from the Kapila Prasad Housing Board Colony Phase II, who had returned from Australia on March 22, tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), a Health Department official said.

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The septuagenarian has been put under home quarantine, the official said.

A 29-year-old man tested positive during active surveillance launched by the authorities after detection of three coronavirus cases earlier from the Bomikhal area, according to the official.

The number of COVID-19 patients has increased to 23 now. A total of 16 out of the 23 patients are from Bhubaneswar.

A 29-year-old man, who returned from Bahrain, had on Saturday tested positive in Kalahandi district, the first COVID-19 patient from western Odisha.

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The man was asymptomatic and he was the lone positive case from among the 304 samples tested on Saturday, according to an official.

Two patients from Bhubaneswar, both having foreign-travel history, have recovered and discharged from hospital.

The contagion has been reported from six of the 30 districts of the state. Khordha district -- 16 cases in Bhubaneswar -- recording the maximum number of COVID-19 patients, followed by Bhadrak district with 3 cases, and one each from Jajpur, Puri, Cuttack and Kalahandi districts.

The state government has aggressively launched contact-tracing of the COVID-19 patients in different districts.

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