School Headmistress In Odisha Dies Nine Days Before Retirement

Berhampur: T Bijayalaxmi, a school headmistress in Purusottampur, who was due to retire on July 31 died on Tuesday. She was on door-to-door screening duty.

She had a fever in the last two days and had taken paracetamol. She was rushed to Purusottampur hospital after her condition worsened but she did not survive, The New Indian Express (TNIE) reported quoting sources.

Suspecting COVID-19 to be the cause of the death, Dr. Hrushikesh Mahanta of Purusottampur hospital informed the administration after which her swab samples were collected. The result showed her to be COVID-19 positive.

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