Elderly Man Of Bhubaneswar Among 2 More COVID Casualties In Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,403 on Friday with two more deaths due to the deadly disease being confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The Health Department sources said that an elderly man of Bhubaneswar and a 50-year-old woman of Jharsuguda have succumbed to the infection.

Here are the details of the deceased after an audit:

1.A 95 years old male of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from hypertension.

2.A 50 years old female of Jharsuguda district who was also suffering from diabetes mellitus.

Odisha has reported 6,518 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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