Bhubaneswar: COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Odisha as the toll in the state mounted to 1928.
The deceased have been identified as a 24-year-old youth of Nuapada district and a 40-year-old man of Nuapada district, who was also suffering from hypertension.
Regret to inform the demise of two numbers of Covid positive patients while under treatment in hospitals.
1.A 24-year-old male of Nuapada district.
2.A 40-year-old male of Nuapada district who was also suffering from Hypertension.
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) April 12, 2021
On the other hand, Odisha registered a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases as 1741 new infections were detected in the state during the last 24 hours.
Out of the 1741 fresh cases, 1015 were detected in quarantine while 726 are local contact cases.
Sundargarh reported the highest number of cases as 268 more persons in the district contracted the virus.
With this, the COVID-19 tally in Odisha mounted to 351302 with 9259 active cases.