Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) Three more COVID-19 positive cases were detected from the Bhadrak district taking the total positive cases to 82 in Odisha, said the health department on Wednesday.
All the three positive cases reported from Basudevpur block of the Bhadrak district.
All three new case were men aged 35, 40 and 55, informed the Information and Public Relations Department in a tweet.
They have a travel history to Kolkata. They were co-passengers of a person who had returned from neighbouring West Bengal and tested COVID-19 positive for coronavirus earlier, informed district collector Gyana Das.
After detection of new cases, the district administration has issued fresh notification declaring containment zones in the affected areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases reached 82 in Odisha. There are 51 active cases while 30 have recovered and one person died of the disease.
Meanwhile, the health department appealed the people to come forward for testing to protect themselves and their families.
“People who came from affected states recently might have been infected; they may not know it as about 80 per cent of positive cases do not have any symptoms. Hence, such people must come forward for testing to protect themselves and their families. Testing and treatment are free,” said the department.