Bhubaneswar, Sept 18 (LocalWire): The State government today said that Cuttack district reported an alarming higher number of new Coronavirus cases in the latest round of sample testing.
The State Information and Public Relations department said that it has seen addition of 492 fresh cases of the pandemic from the district while the state at large reported 4180 new cases in total.
The government claims that with the addition of the new cases, the total reported cases from the state touched 1.71 lakh.
The department said that out of the new cases detected, 2466 were from quarantine centres while it has seen 1714 local cases.
The highest number of new cases were reported from Khurda district which saw 688 new cases. It was followed by Cuttack district.
Other districts which reported higher numbers of new cases included-Jajpur (184 cases), Puri (166) and Angul (155).
The state government claims to have conducted a total of 26.67 lakh testing till now.
The state is now home to 37,140 active cases while it has also seen recoveries of 1.33 lakh patients of the viral disease.