Two patients diagnosed with the coronavirus pandemic in Odisha died due to co-morbid conditions, said the Health and Family Welfare Department in a tweet on Sunday. “The death audit findings of the two recent Covid positive cases who passed away due to causes other than Covid are as below: 17-year-old Male of Nabrangpur district under treatment for severe Diabetes Mellitus passed away due to Diabetic Ketoacidosis (*Diabetic Coma*),” the H & FW Dept Odisha said on Twitter.

“53-year-old Male of Puri district under treatment for, and death due to Cancer of Oesophagus, Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm and Hematemesis,” the department said in another tweet.

Co-morbidity is a medical condition that co-occurs with another condition, in this case — the deadly coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the state of Odisha witnessed two more deaths due to the COVID-19 infection.

One of the two deaths was of a 76-year-old male from the Bargarh district. The other COVID-19 death was recorded of a 49-year-old male from the Ganjam district.

With these two deaths, the total death toll in Odisha has reached 14.

Recently, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik administered an oath to more than 6,700 sarpanchs (village heads) to keep their areas free from coronavirus.

As many as 6,798 gram panchayats took the pledge administered by the CM via video-conferencing.