Bhubaneswar, May 8 (Local Wire): The latest data of Coronavirus cases reveal that Ganjam has now superseded all districts in the state to report the highest of 71 cases of the viral disease.
In a sudden jump of new positive cases, the district reported 43 new cases on Friday.
The government claimed that majority of them have recently returned from Gujarat and many of them were symptomatic.
The government claimed that some other districts too have reported the disease on Friday.
Eight more cases were reported from two other districts of Kendrapara and Bhadrak. Overall the state added 51 new cases on Friday, the highest ever.
Kendrapara reported five more cases of Coronavirus while Bhadrak reported three more cases.
Majority of the new patients detected on Friday are said to be Surat returnees.
With the detection of 51 new cases the total cases in the state touched 270 on Friday.