Toddler Among 3 More COVID Casualties In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 toll in Odisha touched 8,343 on Wednesday with three more deaths due to the deadly disease being confirmed in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health & Family Welfare Department, a 1.6-year-old baby boy with comorbidities died of the disease.

Here are the details of the deceased after an audit:

1.A 75 years old male of Khurda district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension.

2.A 66 years old female of Mayurbhanja district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease with Severe LV.

3.A 1.6 Yrs years old male child of Nuapada district who was also suffering from Septicemia.

Notably, Odisha has reported 6,458 COVID deaths during the second wave against 1,876 in the first wave last year.

There were 134 casualties due to the disease 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 44 children and adolescents in Odisha. As many as 13 of these deaths were reported between August 10 and 31.

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