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Odisha registered- 91 positive cases taking the tally to 828:One Sarpanch has tested positive

Bhubaneswar17/5/20:: Odisha registered two more deaths due to COVID-19 as two persons from Ganjam district succumbed to the disease, official sources said today.

The deceased has been identified as a 38-year-old man and a 45-year-old man. Both were Surat returnees. COVID-19 toll in the state mounted to 5 as three persons had earlier died due to the disease, on the other hand, 91 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected yesterday taking the tally to 828. The new cases are from Bhadrak (28), Balasore (17), Ganjam (15), Cuttack (12), Puri (7), Keonjhar (4), Khurda (3), Balangir (2), Kendrapara (1), Sambalpur (1) and Sundargarh (1), out of which 87 cases were detected in quarantine centres in several districts. Of 91 positive cases, one Sarpanch has tested positive for the deadly virus among four locals in the state. Similarly, the deadly virus also spread its wings to western Odisha district Sambalpur that registered a maiden case today. With this, COVID-19 has now presence in 22 districts in Odisha.

With this, the number of active cases in the state rose to 627 while 196 patients have recovered so far.

Here are details of 91 positive cases of COVID-19 in Odisha:
  • Total Positive Cases till 9 am today: 828 Active Cases: 627 New Cases: 91
  • 01 case in Kendrapara ( In quarantine centre, Surat returnee) 15 cases in Ganjam (14 in quarantine centres, all Surat returnees & 1 local contact)
  • 02 cases in Balangir ( All in quarantine centres, Surat returnees) 1 case in Sundergarh (In quarantine centre, AP returnee) 1 case in Sambalpur (In quarantine centre, Ahmedabad returnee) 07 cases in Puri (All in quarantine centres. 3 WB, 3 Surat returnees & one local Contact)
  • 17 cases in Balasore (16 in quarantine centres. 2 Surat, 3 WB, 10 Hyderabad & 1 Maharashtra returnees and one local contact)

Meanwhile, 30 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease today taking the total number of recovered cases to 196 in Odisha.

Two patients died of corona in Ganjam district, confirmed the Health Department today. With this, Odisha reported five deaths due to COVID-19 as on May 17.

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

District Positive Recovered Active Deceased
Ganjam 292 30 259 3
Jajpur 121 52 69 0
Balasore 119 22 97 0
Bhadrak 74 21 53 0
Khurda 59 45 12 2
Kendrapara 27 2 25 0
Sundergarh 27 12 15 0
Puri 25 1 24 0
Cuttack 22 2 20 0
Angul 15 0 15 0
Mayurbhanj 11 0 11 0
Keonjhar 8 2 6 0
Nayagarh 6 0 6 0
Jagatsinghpur 5 0 5 0
Balangir 4 0 4 0
Boudh 4 0 4 0
Deogarh 2 1 1 0
Jharsuguda 2 2 0 0
Kalahandi 2 2 0 0
Dhenkanal 1 1 0 0
Koraput 1 1 0 0
Sambalpur 1 0 1 0

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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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