Odisha Witnesses First COVID-19 Death, Positive Cases Rises To 42.

Doctors interact with people at a slum area during lockdown to control the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

The first COVID-19 death case In Odisha has been reported from Bhubaneswar. The deceased, a 72-year-old male belonging to Jharpada, was reportedly admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar on April 4 following complaint of respiratory distress. “He expired on 6th April. He was tested positive for COVID-19. His contact tracing and containment is ongoing,” informed State Health and Family Welfare Department.

“Swab sample of the deceased was sent to RMRC for #coronavirus test on Monday but we haven’t received the report yet. He was kept in isolation ward,” informs an official of AIIMS #Bhubaneswar while speaking on 1st #COVID19 death in Odisha.

The COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha shot up to 42 with two more samples testing positive for the virus on Tuesday. One case was reported from Madhusudan Nagar Unit-IV in Bhubaneswar where a 45-year-old was confirmed positive for Coronavirus, informed State Health and Family Welfare Department.

Kendrapara district collector Samarth Verma on Tuesday informed that the COVID-19 patient from the district is a resident of Aul area and he has been shifted to Ashwini hospital in Cuttack district. Swab samples of his family members have been collected and asked to stay in home quarantine. Besides, 11 villages have been sealed in the region, he said.

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