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Odisha COVID-19 tally increased to 157

Bhubaneswar:2/5/20: The COVID-19 tally in the State increased to 157 after one more person tested positive for the deadly virus today afternoon.

Official sources said the fresh case is a 62-year-old male from Bari block in Jajpur district. He remained in quarantine due to his recent travel history to Kolkata, said the sources adding the person was asymptomatic.

Earlier in the day, two male persons from Bari block tested positive for the virus. Both were Kolkata returnees and asymptomatic.

So far, the positive cases in Jajpur district reached 48. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the State was at 157.

The number of active cases is 100. A total of 56 persons cured from the infection and one died.

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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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