72-Yr-Old Man From Khurda Succumbs To COVID In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The COVID toll in Odisha touched 8,445 on Monday with one more patient succumbing to the infection.

According to the Health Department, a 72-year-old man from Khurda district was the latest victim. He was also suffering from diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary artery disease and asthma.

The state has so far reported 6,569 COVID deaths during the second wave against 1,876 in the first wave last year.

There were 80 casualties in the state 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 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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