Bhubaneswar: At a time when there panic seems to have gripped people following a spike in COVID-19 positive, a 15-year-old has succumbed to the viral infection in Odisha.
Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday informed that the 15-year-old male Covid-19 patient of Khordha district was also suffering from Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma with immuno compromised status.
Regret to inform the demise of a 15 yr Male (Child ) Covid positive patient of Khordha who was also suffering from Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma with immuno compromised status.
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) March 21, 2021
With this, the Covid-19 death toll in Odisha climbed to 1919 on Sunday.
Apart from one Covid-19 death, Odisha also reported 98 new cases of coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.
Khordha district reported highest 15 cases of Covid-19, followed by Cuttack (9), Mayurbhanj (8) and Sundergarh district (7).
7. Deogarh: 2
8. Jajpur: 3
9. Jharsuguda: 3
10. Kandhamal: 1
11. Kendrapada: 1
12. Khurda: 15
13. Koraput: 3
14. Mayurbhanj: 8
15. Nawarangpur: 2
16. Nuapada: 3
17. Puri: 5
18. Rayagada: 3
19. Sambalpur: 2
— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) March 21, 2021
With 98 new Covid-19 cases, the total tally in Odisha has now reached 3,38,817. The active case load in the State now stands at 779.
It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha is now witnessing a spike in new Covid-19 cases after the daily tally breached 100-mark in the past two days.
As per the State I&PR department data, 120 new COVID positive cases were reported on Saturday, 110 on March 19 and 84 cases on March 18.