Elderly Man Of Balasore, The Latest COVID Casualty In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,394 on Monday with one more death due to the deadly disease being confirmed in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health and Family Welfare Department, a 73-year-old male of Balasore district has succumbed to the disease. He was also suffering from hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic renal failure.

Odisha has reported 6,509 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 46 children and adolescents in Odisha. As many as 13 of these deaths were reported between August 10 and 31.

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