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Odisha’s COVID-19 positive cases rise to 87

Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total toll of positive cases in Odisha to 87 on Thursday.

The Information and Public Relations Department said that all the four detected are from Jajpur district. It said all the four cases are relatives of previously detected West Bengal returnees.

The four are a 48-year-old female, 70-year-old female, 80-year-old female and a 21-year-old male, said the department.

“Contact tracing and follow-up action is being done,” it added.

The positive cases have increased to 12 in Jajpur district.

Meanwhile, a COVID-19 patient from Bhubaneswar has recovered from the deadly infection, informed the Health department.

With this, Odisha’s number of active cases now stands at 53 and a total of 33 patients have recovered in the state so far. One person died of the disease.

–IANS

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