Bhubaneswar, Aug. 15 -- Bhubaneswar: After witnessing a record surge of 1900-plus COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days, Odisha reported biggest single-day spike of 2496 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total COVID-19 tally in the State reached 57126 on Saturday.

Of the new cases, 1591 were reported from quarantine centres and 905 are local contact cases.

As per I & PR department, Khorda district reported highest 378 cases followed by Ganjam (327), Balasore (165), Sundergarh (156), Rayagada (146), Koraput (133) Cuttack (128), Boudh (115) and Bhadrak (102).

On Friday, Odisha had reported 1977 COVID-19 cases and a record single-day spike of 1981 positive cases on August 13.

Odisha government has claimed that testing is b...