Bhubaneswar, Nov. 26 -- Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 fatality count in Odisha surged to 1,704 with the death of 17 more patients in various hospitals in the last 24 hours while the infection tally mounted to 3,16,645 with a single-day spike of 644 cases, informed the State health department on Thursday.

As per State Information & Public Relations (I&PR) Department, of the fresh cases reported from 30 districts, 369 are from quarantine centres and the rest 275 were local transmission cases.

Cuttack registered the maximum 64 new coronavirus cases followed by Sundargarh (62), Angul (50), Khordha (49) and Keonjhar (42).

In terms of death, five persons each succumbed to the disease in Sundargarh. While four deaths were reported from Puri, three we...