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Twenty more persons were tested COVID-19 positive in Odisha:Total count in the state rose 414

Bhubaneswar:11/5/20: Twenty more persons were tested COVID-19 positive in Odisha taking the total count in the state to 414, informed the Health and Family Welfare Department.

As per the data, among the new positive cases, 17 hail from Ganjam district, two from Sundargarh district, and one from Boudh district.

According to the district-wise data, Ganjam tops the chart with 154 cases (1 death), Jajpur at 61, Khurda at 50, Balasore at 42, Bhadrak at 31, Sundargarh at 16, Angul at 15, 9 each in Kendrapara & and Mayurbhanj, Jagatsinghpur at 5, Boudh at 4, 3 each in Cuttack and Puri, 2 each in Bolangir,  Jharsuguda, Kalahandi & Keonjhar, and one each at Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Koraput, & Nayagarh districts.

While Odisha crossed the 400 marks in COVID-19 positive tally today, with 37 positive cases on May 11, the active cases in the state now stand at 326, recovery at 85 and casualty at three.

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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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