Bhubaneswar, Sept 8 (LocalWire): The State Information and Public Relations Department today said that the state reported a total of 3144 new cases of Coronavirus in the latest round of sample testing.
This is a minor hike of the new cases as the state for the last three days consistently reported cases below 3000.
With the addition of the new cases, the total cases in the state touched 2.44 lakh.
The department said that out of the new cases, 1825 cases are from quarantine centres while 1319 cases are from local contacts.
Khurda district reported the highest of 562 new cases of the disease while it was followed by Cuttack which saw 243 new cases.
Other districts which reported higher number of new cases included-Sambalpur (136 cases), Kalahandi (142) and Nuapada (114).
The State is now home to 29,443 active cases while it has also seen recoveries of 2.13 lakh patients of the viral disease.
The government claims that it has been able to conduct a total of 36.19 lakh sample testing till now.