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Odisha reports first death from coronavirus after 72-year-old man passed away 

Odisha reports first death from coronavirus after 72-year-old man passed away 

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2020 9:15 AM GMT

ODISHA: Odisha has reported its first COVID-19 death after a 72-year-old man who had history of chronic hypertension passed away.

The person belongs to Jharpada area of Bhubaneswar.

So far, India has reported 5,194 infections; 402 have recovered and 149 people have died.

As of now 32 cases of coronavirus infections have been reported from the North East. 28 of them are related to the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

Meanwhile, the Assam Police, on Monday, appealed to those who either attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in West Delhi or visited a State or country affected by COVID-19, to immediately report at the nearest hospital or Primary Health Centre (PHC) by 6 am on Tuesday (April 7). Such persons can also call Helpline No.104 for informing the authorities of their presence and condition.

“If such persons deliberately fail to present themselves by the given deadline, 6am on April 7, 2020 or inform the authorities, strict legal action will be taken against the individuals concerned, their shelters or those having knowledge of such travel history have hidden it, under relevant provisions of IPC & Disaster Management Act 2005,” a press release issued by the Assam Police Headquarters stated.

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