Kishore Chandra Dash (61), who was working as a correspondent of Odia daily ‘Samaja’ and posted at Polsara in Ganjam district, was diagnosed with Covid-19 few days ago.
The frontline warrior was admitted to Tata COVID Hospital at Sitalapalli on the outskirts of Berhampur. He succumbed to the virus today while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
So far, as many as 19 journalists of the State have lost their lives due to Covid-19.
Odisha recorded 10,031 fresh Covid-19 cases and 17 fatalities in last 24 hours, according to the latest data of the State Health and Family Welfare Department.
The State has currently 94,760 active cases.