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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: After showing a declining trend in the number of one-day fatalities in the last couple of days, Odisha saw another spike in deaths due to Covid-19 on Thursday. At least 14 patients undergoing treatment at several hospitals succumbed to the infection pushing the Covid-19 death toll to 1378.

Khurda and Mayurbhanj recorded three new deaths, while two each succumbed to the infection in Cuttack and Sundargarh and one each death was registered in Ganjam, Nabarangpur, Nayagarh and Sambalpur distracts.

It be to be noted that the State had recorded its lowest nine Covid deaths on a day on Monday after September 21.

Khordha has so far witnessed the highest 239 fatalities while Ganjam remained at second with 231 deaths followed by Cuttack 115 deaths.

The details of the 14 Covid-19 patients who succumbed while undergoing treatment at various hospitals are:

  1. A 60-year-old male of Mayurbhanj district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension.
  2. A 90-year-old male of Mayurbhanj district.
  3. A 65-year-old female of Mayurbhanj district.
  4. A 66-year-old male of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
  5. A 50-year-old male of Bhubaneswar.
  6. A 63-year-old male of Bhubaneswar who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
  7. A 42-year-old male of Ganjam district.
  8. An 81-year-old male of Nayagarh district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension.
  9. A 28-year-old male of Nabarangpur district.
  10. A 62-year-old female of Cuttack district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus & Hypertension & Hypothyroid.
  11. A 65-year-old male of Cuttack district who was also suffering from Bone T.B.
  12. A 70-year-old female of Sambalpur district.
  13. An 83-year-old male of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from Hypertension.
  14. A 53-year-old male of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from Bronchial Asthma.

Similarly, as many as 1385 persons were tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative caseload to 297274.

Of the new cases, 798 were related to quarantine while 587 linked to local transmission. Khurda district registered the highest number of 159 cases followed by Cuttack (109) and Mayurbhanj (103).

The State now has 13770 active cases as 282073 patients infected with the virus have recovered, said State I&PR Department.

As many as 50780 RT-PCR, antigen and TrueNat-based tests were conducted in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tests to 4787026 in Odisha.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

Also Read: India’s COVID-19 Caseload Mounts To 83.64 Lakh With 50,210 New Cases

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