Odisha reports 2nd coronavirus case

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported the second confirmed case of novel coronavirus after a man who returned from a COVID-19-affected country tested positive, the state health department said. “Today 14 samples were tested at RMRC (Regional Medical Research Centre) Bhubaneswar out of which one is positive for #COVID2019,” the Health and Family Welfare Department tweeted on Thursday night. “This is the second positive case in Odisha.”

The man has a travel history to a COVID-19-affected country. The state surveillance unit has started tracing the contacts, according to the department. This is the second positive case in the state after a Italy-returned researcher was found positive, the department said.

The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 195 on Friday after 22 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Union Health Ministry data.