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Odisha COVID-19 death toll rises to 6, total cases 1,052

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Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Odisha recorded another coronavirus death on Wednesday, taking the virus death toll in the state to six, officials said.

The state also reported 74 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 1052, they said.

A 70-year-old man from Khurda district succumbed to the infectious disease during treatment at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, the officials said.

One patient from Cuttack had also died due to COVID-19 at AIIMS Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

Of the six COVID-19 deaths, three were reported from Khurda, two from Ganjam and one from Cuttack district.

Of the 74 new COVID-19 cases, 72 are in quarantine centres. The new cases were reported from Boudh district (28), Puri (11), Cuttack (9), Khura (7), Ganjam (6), Jajpur (6), Kendrapara (2), Malkangiri (2) Balasore (1), Dhenkanal (1) and Kandhamal (1).

Of the total 1052 COVID-19 cases, 739 are active cases as 307 people have so far recovered from the disease.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 12:56 IST