Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported its second COVID-19 death as an elderly man who was suffering from the disease died while undergoing treatment in Bhubaneswar yesterday, official sources said today.
The deceased has been identified as a 77-year-old man of Madhusudan Nagar in the city. “He had underlying comorbidities of hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. He expired yesterday at KIMS,” said Health Department in a tweet.
The first death in the state due to COVID-19 had taken place on April 5 when a 72-year-old man died during treatment at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar.
Case details of 2nd COVID-19 death:
The septuagenarian (patient no. 119) was a close relative of case no. 41 (who tested positive for COVID-19 on April 7). Later, sample of the elderly man was collected and it tested negative on April 9.
He remained in government quarantine centre from April 11 to April 20 and home quarantine from April 21 to April 27. As per guidelines, his sample was collected again and it tested positive for COVID-19 on April 28. He was admitted to KIMS COVID Hospital here on the very day.