Bhubaneswar, Sept 26 (LocalWire): The State Health and Family Welfare Department today said that the state reported 16 fresh cases of Coronavirus in the latest round of sample testing.
With the addition of the new cases, the total fatalities in the state owing to the pandemic touched 783.
The health department in a statement said, “Regret to inform of the demise of sixteen Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,”
The new Coronavirus deaths were reported from nine different districts. The highest deaths were reported from Khurda district which saw four new deaths.
Other districts which reported the new deaths included-Mayurbhanj (1), Balasore (1), Bolangir (1), Cuttack (1), Jagatsinghpur (1), Jajpur (1), Koraput (3) and Puri (3).
Most of the deceased were elderly and living with comorbidities. The youngest among them to die was a 37-year-old male from Bhubaneswar with no comorbidities.