Bhubaneswar: The Government of Odisha has categorized seven districts as falling in the red zone in view of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in the state.
The seven districts include, five districts bordering Chhattisgarh such as Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Nuapada, Kalahandi along with Khurda and Cuttack.
Meanwhile, Puri and Balangir districts are also likely to be listed in the Red Zone soon.
As of now Puri has reported 219 fresh covid cases taking the active cases to 984 whereas Balangir has reported 168 fresh covid cases taking the tally of active cases to 909.
1,28,019 Active cases in Chhattisgarh & 24,568 Active cases in #Odisha. Seven districts of State in Red Zone (same as yesterday). 5 districts border Chhattisgarh & Jharkhand. Sundargarh dist with more than 700 has reported the highest daily cases today pic.twitter.com/7JqaXCyiNL
— Soumyajit Pattnaik (@soumyajitt) April 19, 2021