Bhubaneswar, Sept 14 (LocalWire): The state government today said that it has recorded the ever highest single day rise of 4198 new cases of Coronavirus in the latest round of sample testing.
The rise could be attributed to the higher number of new infection cases reported from Khurda, Cuttack and Puri district.
Khurda district reported the highest of 758 new cases of the disease while Cuttack reported 367 new cases. At the same time, the Puri district reported the third highest of 310 new cases.
Other districts which reported higher number of cases included-Balasore (130 cases), Bolangir (197), Jajpur (156) and Sundergarh (195).
The State Information and Public Relations Department said that out of the new cases detected, 2476 cases are from quarantine while a total of 1722 are from local contacts.
All 30 districts reported the new cases. The state government claims that till now it has been able to conduct testing of 24.72 lakh samples.
With the addition of the new cases, the total number of cases in the state touched 1.55 lakh.
The state now has a total of 35,673 active cases and a total of 1,18,642 recoveries too.