COVID-19 death toll increases to 12 in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 death toll in Odisha rose to 12 on Saturday with a 60-year-male from Puri district succumbing to the virus, informed the health department.

The patient was undergoing treatment at the hospital. He was also suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“Regret to report the death of a 60-year old Covid positive Male of Puri district, while under treatment at hospital. He was also suffering for long from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” tweeted the department.

Odisha on Saturday reported 179 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the total positive cases to 4856 in the state.