Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday reported second COVID-19 death taking the total toll in the State to two. The second COVID-19 fatality was once again reported from Khurda district.

As per the State Health and Family Welfare Department, the deceased was a 77-year-old Male of Madhusudan Nagar in Bhubaneswar and he had underlying co-morbidities of hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease.

Odisha had reported its first COVID-19 fatality on April 7 when a 72-year-old man infected with coronavirus died in Bhubaneswar. The victim had reportedly died on April 6 but the report confirming that he tested positive for the virus arrived a day later.

The deceased from Jharpada area in Bhubaneswar was admitted to AIIMS in Odisha on April 4 with complaint of respiratory distress.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Odisha reached 177 today with the detection of one more positive case from Ganjam district- an 18-year male and Surat returnee.

Out of the 177 cases, 115 are active cases while 60 affected persons have recovered so far. The death toll now stands at 2. A total of 2791 RT-PCR tests were conducted in Odisha in the last 24 hours.

Earlier on Tuesday, Cuttack reported its second COVID-19 positive case. Apart from Cuttack, six more confirmed cases were reported from other districts like Jajpur, Balasore, Sundergarh and Ganjam.

Jajpur district has now the maximum number of cases at 53, followed by Khurda 47, Balasore 24, Bhadrak 21 and Sundargarh 12. Besides, Jajpur has the highest 52 active COVID-19 cases, followed by 20 in Balasore and 15 in Khurda district.