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United States has overtaken Italy as the country with the highest number of deaths due to the COVID-19

New York:12/4/20: The United States has overtaken Italy as the country with the highest number of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the fatalities crossing 20,000. According to Johns Hopkins University, US-registered 20,597 deaths till yesterday, surpassing Italy’s 19,468 fatalities.

More than 5.3 lakh Americans have tested positive for coronavirus, which is about the same for the next four countries put together, which are Spain, Italy, Germany, and France. New York City which has emerged as the epicenter, registered as many as 8,627 deaths till yesterday.

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency and all the 50 States have been notified with major disaster declaration. More than 95 percent of the country’s 330 million population are under stay-at-home order.

Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed 108,862 people and infected over 1.7 million people, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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