15-Yr-Old Girl Among 2 More COVID Casualties In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,375 on Saturday with two more deaths being confirmed in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health and Family Welfare department, a 15-year-old girl with comorbidities died of the disease.

The second death was reported from Ganjam district. The victim was a 67-year-old man who was also suffering from hypertension and vasculitis with Parkinsonism.

The 15-year-old girl from Koraput district also had sickle cell and chronic kidney disease.

Odisha has reported 6,490 COVID deaths during the second wave against 1,876 in the first wave last year.

There were 134 casualties in the state in October and 346 in September. Similarly, 2,056 fatalities were registered in August, while July saw 1,903 deaths, June 1,272 and May 737, said sources in the Health Department.

The second wave of the pandemic has claimed the lives of 46 children and adolescents in Odisha. As many as 13 of these deaths were reported between August 10 and 31.


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