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Total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 154 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:2/5/20: The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 154 in Odisha after five more persons including two women tested positive in Jajpur district. The five cases included 28-year-old male, 56-year-old male, 63-year-old male, a 24-year-old female and 60-year-old female, the Health & Family Welfare Department said today. All the infected persons with travel history to Kolkata are asymptomatic. All have been kept in quarantine to prevent further spread of infection. With the fresh cases, the tally in Jajpur district increased to 45 with 44 active cases. Yesterday, three persons from the district were detected positive for COVID-19.

The officials said 55 people have been cured and the number of active cases now stands at 98 in the state. One person has died of the disease in Odisha. A total of 36,593 samples were tested till Friday in the state, they said.

Of the total cases, Bhubaneswar in Khurda district tops the list with 47, followed by Jajpur (45), Balasore (20), Bhadrak (19), Sundergarh (10), Kendrapara, Bolangir and Kalahandi districts two each, while Koraput, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Puri, detecting one case each.


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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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