Rourkela: First COVID-19 death of Sundergarh district was reported on Friday morning. The 64-year-old patient was housed at Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela.
As per sources, the deceased had breathing problems and was admitted to IGH Wednesday evening. His swab sample was sent for testing which came back positive on Thursday afternoon.
11 staff members, including three doctors, of IGH have been asked to remain in quarantine. Further contact tracing is underway.
Accordingly, the district administration has declared certain areas of Sector A in Rourkela city as containment zone.