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25 More Test COVID-19 Positive In Odisha, Tally At 271

Bhubaneswar:8/5/20: In a huge surge in COVID-19 cases in Odisha, as many as 25 more persons tested positive for the virus, official sources said this evening. Out of the 25 fresh cases, 24 are from Ganjam district and one from Khordha district, sources said. Earlier in the day, a person from Bhadrak district had tested positive. With this, the number of active cases in the state stood at 206 while 63 patients have recovered so far. Ganjam district surpassed Jajpur district in number of positive cases as 71 cases have been reported from Ganjam so far.

Here’s district-wise tally of COVID-19 cases in Odisha:

District Positive Recovered Active Deceased
Ganjam 71 00 71 00
Jajpur 55 01 54 00
Khurdha 51 32 17 02
Balasore 27 05 22 00
Bhadrak 24 12 12 00
Sundargarh 12 06 06 00
Kendrapara 08 02 06 00
Jagatsinghpur 05 00 05 00
Mayurbhanj 04 00 04 00
Balangir 02 00 02 00
Jharsuguda 02 00 02 00
Keonjhar 02 00 02 00
Cuttack 02 01 01 00
Kalahandi 02 02 00 00
Koraput 01 00 01 00
Deogarh 01 00 01 00
Dhenkanal 01 01 00 00
Puri 01 01 00 00

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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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