Kendrapara, Sept 16 (LocalWire): A 50-year-old junior engineer employed with the Rajnagar block in Kendrapara district died of COVID-19 on Tuesday in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.
This is the first case where an officer has died due to COVID-19 in the district.
Biswabhusan Bhuyan, who is survived by his wife and a daughter, was looking after relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-hit areas of the district.
Biswabhusan was the son of late leader and member of Rajya Sabha, Gayachand Bhuyan.
Rajnagar MLA, Dhruba Charan Sahoo, condoled the death of the junior engineer and called him an outstanding COVID warrior who fought the crisis with extreme courage and determination.
Notably, the rising number of COVID-19 cases has triggered panic among the people of the district.
The total positive cases reported from the district are 3408 with 2238 patients already cured and 1166 active cases at present. Three persons from the district have died due to coronavirus to date.