Odisha Reports Zero Covid Deaths for First Time in Over Six Months


Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported no new deaths from Covid-19 for the first time in over six months, according to the latest data from its public health agency.

This was informed by the state health department on Twitter.

“Happy to share that after over six months, there are no Covid deaths reported in the State on 5th January 2021. We salute our Covid Warriors whose tireless efforts have made this possible,” said the health department.



Despite the improvement in the fatality rate, the state has continued to report coronavirus positive cases. Today, as many as 231 people in the state tested positive for coronavirus.

Meanwhile, elaborate arrangements have been made by the Odisha government officials for the successful execution of the COVID-19 vaccination drive which is likely to begin shortly in the State. As per plans, the COVID-19 vaccine shot will be administered below the shoulders to the first priority groups which include doctors and other healthcare workers in the State.

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