2 Elderly Men Of Odisha’s Bargarh Die Of COVID

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,409 on Monday with two more deaths being confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Health Department sources said that an 80-year-old man of Bargarh district, who was also suffering from diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease, succumbed to the infection. The other deceased is an elderly man with no comorbidities of the same district.

Odisha has reported 6,524 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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