Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday reported the biggest single day spike in COVID-19 patients’ fatalities with 16 dying of the disease and the toll soared to 752, according to Health & Family Welfare Department officials.
The day also witnessed the steepest single day spike of 4,340 of positive cases taking the tally close to 2-lakh mark.
In the current month, 38% growth in the fatalities has been recorded with as many as 262 patients succumbing to infections. On an average, 11 patients are dying of the virus in September.
The State has so far accounted for 1,96,888 COVID-19 positive cases. The fatality rate in Odisha stands at 0.38%.
The death-rate in the State is still on a lower side in comparison to other States of the country. The national case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection currently stands at 1.59%.
The case fatality rate which hovered over 0.50% in August is declining in the State contrary to the rising graph of spike in infection caseload.
The death of as many as 53 COVID patients is attributed to health issues other than coronavirus infections.
The Ganjam district, which is placed 2nd in the number of infections, has reported the highest 218 COVID-19 deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.09%. The southern district accounts for 29% of the total deaths recorded in the State.
The Khordha and Cuttack districts have reported 115 and 60 deaths respectively with a case fatality rate of 0.34% and 0.32%.
Deogarh, which is least affected by the pandemic, is the lone district in the State which has not reported any COVID-19 fatality till date.
With 557 virus infection, Deogarh stands at the bottom of Odisha’s COVID-19 graph with an impressive recovery rate of 81%, according to official data.