Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 (LocalWire): The State government today reported the highest ever of 1699 confirmed Coronavirus cases in a single day in the latest round of sample testing in the state.
The State Health Department said that with the addition of 1699 new cases of the global pandemic in the State, the total reported cases of the global pandemic touched 40,717 in the state.
According to the State Information and Public Relations Department, out of the new cases, 1073 are from quarantine centres while 626 cases are from local contacts, outside quarantine centres.
The highest cases were reported from Ganjam district which saw 268 new cases.
On the other hand Khurda district also reported a total of 220 new cases on a single day. A total of 29 out of 30 districts reported the new cases.
The government claims to have done a total of 6,00,591 sample testing till now.
The total active cases in the state now stand at 14,700 while the total recovered cases in the state touched 25,737.