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.