Bhubaneswar: Coronavirus has claimed another life in Odisha.
The Health and Family Welfare Department in a tweet identified the deceased as the 77-year-old (male) patient of Madhusudan Nagar, Bhubaneswar. He had underlying co-morbidities of hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease and died at KIMS COVID hospital on Tuesday, it added.
Sorry to inform that 77 year old, male COVID positive case of Madhusudan Nagar, Bhubaneshwar who had underlying co-morbidities of hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease expired yesterday
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) May 6, 2020
He had tested positive for the virus on April 28 and was a close contact of a previous patient in the locality.
The state had reported its first COVID-19 death on April 6 when a 72-year-old man infected with coronavirus succumbed at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar. He was a resident of Jharpada in Bhubaneswar.
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Meanwhile, another corona positive case has been detected in Ganjam, taking the affected tally in Odisha to 177.