Bhubaneswar: The capital city witnessed a marginal fall in daily COVID positive cases as 354 persons tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours compared to 389 new cases on Friday and 353 cases on Thursday.
Of the new cases registered during the period, 82 were from quarantine and 272 local contacts, according to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Of the local contact cases, 13 cases each were reported from Nayapalli, Khandagiri and Chandrasekharpur, followed by 12 each from Old Town and Patia and 11 each from Unit IX and Niladri Vihar.
As many as 239 patients recovered from the disease during the period while the number of deceased went up to 801. The city now has 2311 active cases while the total cases have gone up to 99,863, the BMC stated.