COVID claims 6 lives in a day in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With a record single-day spike of 6 deaths, Covid-19 has now officially claimed a total of 48 lives in Odisha, as per State Health and Family Welfare department.
Ganjam district has reported the maximum number of three new deaths while Kendrapara, Khurda and Rayagada have reported one death each, informed the Health Department.
Out of the three new cases from Ganjam one was a 56-year-old male, the second one was a 64-year-old male suffering from diabetes and the third one was a 50-year-old female who also suffered from diabetes.
Similarly, among the other cases, the first one was a 50-year-old patient from Rayagada who was suffering from obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the second a 49-year-old patient from Kendrapara who was diabetic, and the third one was a 55-year-old male from Bhubaneswar.
One HIV positive patient who was tested COVID-19 positive died in Khurda due to HIV Aids. The Health department has categorised the case as Other than Covid.’
Odisha has been recording a high number of deaths since the past one week with Ganjam taking the lion’s share of the same. The district’s total death toll stands at 27.
Khurda and Cuttack district have registered a total of 8 and 5 deaths respectively. Today Kendrapara reported its maiden death case from Covid infection.
While it took around 3 months for the State to register 25 deaths, it has reported the next 23 deaths in the last 7 days. Odisha reported 2 deaths on July 2 and July 3, 5 deaths on July 4, 2 deaths on July 5 & 6 and 4 deaths on July 7.
Earlier in the day, the state saw a big spike in COVID-19 cases, as 527 new positive cases were reported in last 24 hours. While 338 cases were detected from quarantine centres, 189 positive cases were from local contacts.
The total Covid numbers in the State have now surged to 10624. Ganjam district accounts for the maximum with 2836 cases. Covid cases crossed 1000 mark in Khurda district after it reported 50 new cases. The total number of positives in the district now stands at 1079. Similarly, Cuttack has 872 cases in total.

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