19-Year-Old Among Two More COVID Casualties In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,501 on Tuesday with two more deaths being confirmed in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health Department, two deaths have been reported from Jharsuguda and Nuapada.

Details of the deceased after an audit:

1. A 58 years old male of Jharsuguda district who was also suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease.

2. A 19 years old male of Nuapada District who was also suffering from Tuberculosis.

Odisha has reported 6,526 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 48 children and adolescents in Odisha. As many as 13 of these deaths were reported between August 10 and 31.

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