Bhubaneswar, Sept 22 (LocalWire): The State Health and Family Welfare Department today said that a total of 11 more patients of Coronavirus succumbed to the viral infection in the latest round of sample testing.
The department said that with the inclusion of 11 more deaths, the total fatalities caused by the pandemic in the state touched 721 by today morning.
The department in a statement said, “Regret to inform of the demise of eleven Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,”
A total of seven districts reported the new deaths. The highest of two deaths each were reported from districts like-Balasore, Bolangir, Ganjam and Malkangiri.
On the other side, one death each was reported from districts like-Khurda, Puri and Bhadrak.
Most of the deceased were elderly and living with co-morbidities.
The youngest among them was a 40-year-old male patient from Malkangiri with no comorbidities.