Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,128 on Saturday after six more deaths were confirmed due to the disease in the last 24 hours.
Among them, a 24-year-old man from Koraput district with no comorbidities is the youngest victim.
Here are the details of the deceased after an audit:
1.A 62 years old Male of Cuttack district.
2.A 60 years old Male of Jagatsinghpur district.
3.A 70 years old Male of Jajpur district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension.
4.A 77 years old Female of Khurda district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension & Parkinsons Disease.
5.A 24 years old Male of Koraput district.
6.A 60 years old Male of Mayurbhanj district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
Notably, Odisha has reported 6,244 COVID deaths during the second wave as against 1,876 the previous year.
August saw around 66 deaths a day, on an average, while it was 61 in July and 42 in June.
Similarly, 2,056 fatalities were registered last month, while July saw 1,903 deaths, June (1,272) and May (737), Health Department sources said.
The second wave of the pandemic has claimed the lives of 39 children and adolescents in Odisha. As many as 13 of these deaths were reported between August 10 and 31.