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Out of 13,775 samples tested, 83 COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha have been detected

Bhubaneswar:22/4/20: Out of 13,775 samples tested, 83 COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha have been detected so far. A total of 32 persons have recovered, informed Chief Spokesperson of Odisha Government for COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi.

Addressing a scheduled press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan here this evening, Bagchi said, “There are 50 active cases in the State and toll is pegged at one.

The percentage of positive cases in Odisha is 0.60. Till Wednesday afternoon in Bhubaneswar, total of 4,975 rapid tests was conducted, he added.

In India, till Tuesday midnight, 4,62,621 samples were tested out of which 19,984 positive cases were detected. The COVID-19 toll in India is 640. India is the 17th most affected country in the world, said Bagchi.

Bagchi also informed that a total of 25,72,603 have been tested positive in the world for COVID-19 so far.

1,78,548 persons lost there lives to the deadly disease till April 22 afternoon. 7,313 persons have died in the last 24 hours across the world due to COVID-19, he added.

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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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