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Odisha reports first coronavirus death

A 72-year-old man died in Odisha on April 6. The state reported its first coronavirus death after results showed that he tested positive for the virus

Odisha reports first coronavirus death
Bengaluru, First Published Apr 7, 2020, 4:31 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported its first COVID-19 fatality as a 72-year-old man infected with coronavirus died.

According to reports, the victim died on Monday and the report confirming that he tested positive for the virus arrived on Tuesday.

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The man from Jharpada locality in Bhubaneswar was admitted to AIIMS in the Odisha capital on April 4 with complaint of respiratory distress, they said.

The patient who had a history of chronic hypertension died on April 6, the Health and Family Welfare department tweeted, adding contact tracing and containment is going on.

Meanwhile, a fresh COVID-19 positive case has been confirmed in Bhubaneswar.

The number of coronavirus cases in the state has gone up to 42.

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