BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported the second Covid-19 death in the state after an elderly man infected with the virus died while undergoing treatment here, the health department said on Wednesday.
A 77-year-old male Covid-19 patient from Madhusudan Nagar in Bhubaneswar, who had underlying comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes and kidney ailment, died on Tuesday at the Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), said the health department.
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The first death in the state caused by Covid-19 was reported on April 6 when a 72-year-old man passed away during treatment at the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. The deceased from Jharpada area in Bhubaneswar was admitted to AIIMS on April 4 with complaint of respiratory distress.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha has gone up to 177 with the detection of one more case from the Ganjam district after an 18-year male and Surat returnee tested positive, the health department said.
Out of the 177 cases, 115 are active while 60 persons have recovered so far.
Source : TOI