Odisha Reports 1 More Covid-19 Fatality As Vaccination Drive Begins
Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 death on Saturday, the day which saw the nation-wide rollout of the much-awaited vaccine by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As per State Health and Family Welfare Department, a 43 years old male Covid positive patient of Sundergarh district died in the past 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll in the State to 1899.
The deceased was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, tweeted Health Department.
Apart from the COVID-19 fatality, Odisha also reported 178 new cases of coronavirus infection from different parts in the past 24 hours.
Regret to inform the demise of 43 year old male Covid positive patient of Sundargarh district who was also suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) January 16, 2021
As per the I&PR department, a highest of 30 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Sundergarh district, followed by Sambalpur (24) district, Jharsuguda (23), Puri (19) ,Nuapada (16) and Bargarh (10).
As many as 16 districts of Odisha reported new COVID-19 cases in single digits. Khorda and Cuttack districts reported five and four new cases of COVID-19 infections, respectively.
With 178 new COVID-19 cases, the COVID tally in Odisha reached 3,33,127.
21. Sonepur: 2
22. Sundargarh: 30
23. State Pool: 1
New recoveries: 256
Cumulative tested: 7346098
Active cases: 2087
— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) January 16, 2021
As per official sources, the COVID-19 active cases tally in Odisha now stands at 2,087.
It is pertinent to mention here that the COVID-19 vaccination drive began at 161 session sites across Odisha today. Over 3.28 lakh health care workers in the State would be vaccinated in the first phase.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)