Woman from Odisha dies of COVID-19 in USA

Bhubaneswar: Sunanda Panda, a non-resident Odia woman who was residing in New Jersey, USA, died reportedly due to COVID-19. She was 50.

As per reports, she was asymptomatic and complained of uneasiness in breathing on April 6 morning. Panda was admitted to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with COVID-19. The woman was then put on a ventilator. However, she breathed her last within hours. She is survived by her husband and a daughter.

US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has crossed 10,700 and the total caseload exceeded a quarter million people. America’s top infectious diseases doctor on the White House task force indicated that America is unlikely to go back to a pre-coronavirus normal until the entire population is protected by therapeutics, followed by a vaccine.

The state of New York suffered the most deaths in the country, now standing at 4,758. Among other hard-hit states, New Jersey reported 917 fatalities, Michigan recorded 617 deaths, and California reported 350 deaths. Over 18,000 patients have recovered, according to the CSSE data.

(with agency inputs)

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