Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,163 on Friday with the death of six more persons being confirmed in the last 24 hours.
According to the Health Department sources, three each are from Cuttack and Sundargarh.
Here are the details of the deceased after an audit:
1.A 79 years old Male of Cuttack district.
2.A 80 years old Female of Cuttack district who was also suffering from Hypertension.
3.A 58 years old Female of Cuttack district who was also suffering from Hypertension.
4.A 65 years old Male of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from Hypertension.
5.A 80 years old Female of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from Chronic Renal Failure, Hypertension.
6.A 80 years old Male of Sundargarh district.
Notably, Odisha has reported 6,279 COVID deaths during the second wave as against 1,876 the previous year.
August saw around 66 deaths a day, on an average, while it was 61 in July and 42 in June.
Similarly, 2,056 fatalities were registered last month, while July saw 1,903 deaths, June (1,272) and May (737), said the sources in Health Department.
The second wave of the pandemic has claimed the lives of 39 children and adolescents in Odisha. As many as 13 of these deaths were reported between August 10 and 31.