Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (LocalWire): The State Information and Public Relations Department today said that Odisha added 2698 new cases of Coronavirus in the latest sample testing.
The department said that with the addition of the new cases, the total cases of the disease in the state touched 72,718.
According to government estimates, out of the total new cases reported, a total of 1675 cases are from quarantine centres while others are reported from local contacts.
Ganjam district which used to report the maximum cases few weeks ago today reported a total of 162 cases while Khurda reported the maximum of 475 new cases.
Cuttack today reported a total of 207 new cases while Raygada saw 154 new cases.
Official figures claim that the state is now home to 23699 active cases while a total of 48576 patients have also recovered.
The state government also claims to have done a total of 11,72,426 sample testing till now.