Bhubaneswar, June 24 (LocalWire): Ganjam district has become the first district in the State to report more than 1000 positive COVID-19 cases.
The COVID-19 tally of the district surpassed the 1000-mark today, after 76 more persons tested positive for the virus yesterday, the Collector & District Magistrate of Ganjam informed in a tweet.
Out of the 76 new cases, 14 are corona warriors while 6 are positive cases with no travel history and 56 are active contact positive cases.
This takes the number of active positive cases in the district to 343, while the recoveries stand at 680.
There have been 8 deaths in the district due to coronavirus so far.
It may be recalled that the collector of Ganjam had earlier tweeted to inform that all government offices in the district would remain closed to the citizens for the next 10 days on account of the rising number of cases.