Odisha Channel Bureau
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 death toll crossed the 1,500-mark on Saturday with 15 more people losing their lives.
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases also increased 3,07,906 with 902 new cases reported from different districts.
The deaths due to COVID-19 increased from 1,495 on Friday to 1,510 with the 15 more deaths reported during the past 24 hours, the Health Department officials said on Saturday.
Of the 15 patients who succumbed to COVID-19 in different hospitals five belonged to Sundargarh, four to Khordha, to Mayurbhanj and one each to Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Kandhamal and Puri.
According to official data, Khordha district, of which Bhubaneswar is a part, have so far reported as many as 263 deaths, followed by Ganjam (232) and Cuttack (124).
Apart from the deaths due to COVID-19, 53 other COVID-19 patients have also died in the State due ailments other than COVID-19.
Out of the total of 3,07,906 COVID-19 cases detected in the State so far, 2,95,245 persons have recovered.
A total of 11,098 active cases were undergoing treatment for COVID-19 until Saturday evening, according to officials.
Odisha had tested 52,19,014 samples in different laboratories in the State till Saturday.
While 94.1% of the samples had tested negative for coronavirus infection, 5.9% had been found to be positive for COVID-19, officials added.