Bhubaneswar, Oct (LocalWire): The State Health and Family Welfare Department today said that 17 more Coronavirus patients succumbed to the viral infection in the latest estimates.
A statement from the department today said, “Regret to inform the demise of 17 COVID19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,”
With the addition of the new Coronavirus deaths, the total fatalities owing to the viral disease today touched 991.
The new deaths were reported from nine districts.
The highest cases were reported from Khurda district which alone saw four deaths.
Other districts which reported the new deaths included-Balasore (3 deaths), Bargarh (1), Kalahandi (1), Kandhamal (1), Malkangiri (1), Mayurbhanj (2), Naya (1), Puri (2) and Subarnapur (1).
Most of the deceased were elderly living with some comorbidities.
The youngest among them to die was a 40-year-old male from Malkangiri district.