Man tests positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha tally at 42

Bhubaneswar: Number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha mounted to 42 as a person tested positive for the virus and another died due to the disease.

The person who tested positive for COVID-19 has been identified as a 45-year-old man of Madhusudan Nagar, Unit IV in the city. More than 30 novel coronavirus cases have been reported in Bhubaneswar. The previous cases were reported from Surya Nagar, Bomikhal and Kapila Prasad areas in the city.

On the other hand, first death in Odisha due to COVID-19 has been reported as an elderly person died yesterday while undergoing treatment at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar.  The deceased has been identified as a 72-year-old man of Jharpada area in the city. He was admitted to the hospital on April 4 as he complained of respiratory distress and had history of chronic hypertension.

Later, the septuagenarian tested positive for COVID-19 and breathed his last yesterday while undergoing treatment. Contact tracing and containment in this connection is underway.

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