Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (LocalWire): The State Health and Family Welfare Department today said that the total deaths due to Coronavirus infection in the state touched 974 with the addition of new deaths.
The department in its daily bulletin today said that it has seen 16 more deaths of Coronavirus patients during treatment.
A statement from the department said, “Regret to inform the demise of sixteen COVID 19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,”
The new deaths were reported from six districts of Odisha. Khurda and Balasore district reported the highest of four deaths each.
Other districts which reported new deaths included-Jharsuguda (1), Kalahandi (2), Mayurbhanj (2), Nayagarh (2) and Sundergarh (1).
Most of the deceased were elderly and living with co-morbidities.
The youngest among them to die was a 30-year-old female patient from Kalahandi with no comorbidities.