By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, August 12, 2020: COVID-19 tally on Wednesday crossed the 50,000-mark in Odisha with the highest single-day spike of 1,876 fresh cases.

With nine more deaths due to the deadly virus, the death toll shot up to 305 as nine more patients succumbed to the disease, a health department statement said.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the state now stands at 50,672.

Of the nine new fatalities, four were reported from Ganjam, two from Rayagada and one each from Angul, Balasore and Khurda districts. The new cases were found in all 30 districts of the state. Of them, 1,182 were detected from quarantine centres, while 694 people tested positive for the disease during contact-tracing, the official said.

The highest 297 new cases were reported in Khurda, followed by Ganjam (260), Sundargarh (119) and Cuttack (109).

Odisha now has 15,508 active cases, while 34,806 patients have recovered from the disease so far, he said.

The state tested 32,053 samples for COVID-19 on Tuesday, its highest till date.

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