Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (PTI) A 27-year-old healthcare
worker died in Odisha on Tuesday, three days after taking the
COVID-19 vaccine, while the state health department said his
death is not related to vaccination.
The man who was inoculated on January 23 died in Veer
Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
(VIMSAR) at Burla in Sambalpur district, an official statement
"One 27-year-old male from Nuapada district died in
VIMSAR, Burla this morning with provisional diagnosis of
Bleeding Disorder with Severe Anaemia and Intracerebral
Haemorrhage. He had received Covid vaccination on 23.01.2021.
"However, as per medical enquiry, the cause of death
is not related to Covid vaccination," the statement released
by the Health and Family Welfare department said.
Two minor cases of AEFI (adverse effect following
immunisation) have also been reported during the day.
"A 24-year-old female from Nuapada district, who was
vaccinated on January 23, fell ill after taking vaccine while
one 23-year-old male from Jharsuguda district also become sick
after being vaccinated on January 18. Both are well now," the
All districts were intimated to submit their plan of
action for the next phase of vaccination to be held from
January 28 to February 10, it said.
As many as 1,77,090 healthcare workers have already
received COVID-19 vaccine by Monday and the next phase will
cover another batch of about 1,73,636 people.
Meanwhile, after a gap of seven months, the number of
new COVID-19 cases in a single day in the state fell below 100
Ninety-nine fresh cases were reported from 19 of the
30 districts of the state, pushing the tally to 3,34,529, a
health department official said.
Odisha had recorded below 100 single-day COVID-19
cases for the last time on June 6, 2020.
As many as 140 patients recovered from the disease
taking the total number of cured people to 3,31,284, which is
99.05 per cent of the caseload.
The state''s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged
at 1,906 as no fresh fatality was reported from anywhere since
This apart, 53 other COVIID-19 patients have also died
due to comorbidity, the official said.
The state now has 1,187 active COVID-19 cases, which
is 0.35 per cent of the caseload.
Odisha has thus far tested over 75.88 lakh samples for
COVID-19, including 20,387 on Monday. PTI AAM