Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (LocalWire): Khurda district today reported the highest ever rise of 606 new Coronavirus cases in a single day.
The State Information and Public Relations department today said that the state in total added 2993 new cases in the latest round of sample testing.
The department said that out of the new cases detected, 1879 are from quarantine centres while 1114 cases are from local contacts.
With the addition of new cases, the total cases in the state touched 78,530.
The highest cases were reported from Khurda district while it was followed by Ganjam which saw 271 new cases.
Other districts which reported higher cases included-Cuttack (158), Nayagarh (153) and Raygada (137).
The state has now been able to conduct a total of 13,02,711 samples while it is also home to 25,792 active cases.
It also has a total of 52,276 recovered cases.