3 More Succumb To COVID In Odisha, Toll Touches 8,481

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha mounted to 8,481 on Sunday with three more patients succumbing to the infection.

According to the state Health Department, the three deaths were reported from Ganjam, Nayagarh and Sundargarh districts.

A 75-year-old woman died in Ganjam district.

In Nayagarh, a 69-year-old woman, who was also suffering from hypertension and diabetes mellitus, died of COVID. The third victim was from Sundargarh district: a 53-year-old man who was suffering from chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus.

The state had reported two COVID deaths on Saturday.

There were 56 casualties in December. As many as 80 COVID deaths were reported in November, 134 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 had claimed 48 children and adolescents in Odisha. As many as 13 of these deaths were reported between August 10 and 31.

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