Bhubaneswar, Oct 17 (LocalWire): The State government today said that 17 more patients of Coronavirus succumbed to the infection in the latest estimates.
The Health and Family Welfare Department said that with the addition of the new cases, the total deaths in the state touched 1121.
“Regret to inform of the demise of seventeen Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,” the department said in a statement.
The new deaths were reported from 12 districts. The highest to five deaths were reported from Khurda district alone.
Other districts which reported the new deaths included-Angul (1), Balasore (1), Cuttack (2), Jagatsinghpur (1), Kandhamal (1), Keonjhar (1), Mayurbhanj (1), Nayagarh (1), Puri (1), Sundergarh (1), Sambalpur (1).
Most of the deceased were elderly and with existing co-morbidities.
The youngest among them to die was a 37-year-old female from Khurda district.