18 May 2020
Bhubaneswar: Samples of 20 more persons from Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha tested positive for COVID-19, as informed by the district administration on Monday.
While 19 patients are from Naugaon, one is from Kujanga. All of them are in quarantine centres. Steps are being taken to immediately shift them to COVID Hospital, revealed a tweet from the district Collector.
20 positive cases are found in our district.19 are from Naugaon and one from Kujanga.All are in quarantine centres.Steps are taken to immediately shift them to COVID Hospital.@CMO_Odisha @MoSarkar_Odisha— DM_Jagatsinghpur (@CollectorJspur) May 18, 2020
Earlier in the day, the Health Department had informed that the count of COVID-19 active cases in Jagatsinghpur had fallen to zero. With the fresh cases, the number of active cases in the district now stands at 20.
Subsequently, the total COVID-19 positive cases in the State now rose to 896, with 615 active cases, 277 recoveries and 4 deaths.