Bhubaneswar: The total number of cases in the state rose to 158650 after 3,4545 more people were found infected with the corona virus on Tuesday in Odisha . A ruling BJD legislator has also come in the grip of infectious disease. A Health Department official said that the death toll has reached 645 after eight people died. He said that out of 3645 new cases, 2151 have been reported from different centers while 1494 infected persons were detected during the search of people who came in contact with patients.
The official said that the maximum number of 517 patients came in Khurda district. The capital Bhubaneswar is a part of this district. At the same time, 357 cases have been confirmed in Cuttack and 246 in Puri. BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathi from Pipili seat in Puri district has been found infected with the corona virus. He has appealed that those who have come in contact with him in the recent past, they should go in isolation and get the investigation done if necessary. In Odisha, 35,928 people are undergoing treatment for the infection, while 1,22,024 patients have been cured of the infection. Till date, 25.16 lakh samples have been tested. On Monday, 43,940 samples were examined.