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Number of total COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha surged to 876

Bhubaneswar:18/5/20: The number of total COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha surged to 876  after 48 more persons tested positive for the deadly virus.

Of the 48 new persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Odisha, 47 were lodged in different quarantine centers following their return from various states like Gujarat and West Bengal. And, the remaining one case was reported from jail in Puri.

The 48 cases are from Jajpur (16), Ganjam (15), Kendrapara (3), Nayagarh (3), Balangir (2), Puri (4), Kandhamal ( 2), Boudh (1), Cuttack (1), Khordha (1),

Worth mentioning Ganjam district has reported the highest number of positive cases at 307. With scores of migrant workers returning to the Odisha mostly from Surat and West Bengal, the number of cases in the state, mainly in Ganjam district has registered a quantum jump over the last two weeks .   Of the 30 districts in Odisha, 23 have so far reported COVID-19 cases

Here’re the patients’ details:  

Surat returnees

Ganjam: 14
Boudh: 1
Khodha: 1
Balangir: 2

West Bengal returnees 

 Andhra Pradesh returnees

Jajpur: 4
Puri : 1

Ahmedabad returnees

Jajpur: 4
Nayagarh : 3

 Telangana returnees

Jajpur: 1

Bengaluru returnees

Ganjam: 1

Tamil Nadu returnees

Kandhamal: 2
Puri: 2

Maharashtra returnees

Cuttack: 1

Local contact

Puri : 1 (He was lodged in jail)

With this, the number of active cases in the state surged to 652 while the number of recovered patients now stands at 220. So far, four persons have died due to the respiratory disease in the state.


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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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