Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (LocalWire): The State Health and Family Welfare Department today said that a total of nine more Coronavirus patients succumbed to the viral infection.
The Health department said that with the addition of the new cases, total fatalities caused by the disease touched 399 today.
“Regret to inform of the demise of nine Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals,” the department said in a statement.
The deaths were reported from six districts. The highest deaths were reported from Cuttack district.
The districts which reported the new deaths included-Cuttack (3 deaths), Ganjam (1), Bolangir (1), Sundergarh (2), Malkangiri (1) and Raygada (1).
Most of the deceased were elderly except one 28-year-old diabetic patient who succumbed to the viral infection in Bolangir district.