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Odisha today reported 86 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from seven districts taking the total count to 1189

Bhubaneswar: 22/5/20: Odisha today reported 86 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from seven districts taking the total count to 1189, of which 789 cases are active.

Of total cases today, more than half number of positive cases was found in Jajpur, which is the second worst-hit COVID district in Odisha.

According to State Information & Public Relations (I&PR) Department, 46 cases with travel history were detected from quarantine centres alone in Jajpur district and all the infected persons have travel history to various states. Out of 46, 37 are West Bengal returnees, 1 has returned from Telangana, 2 are Tamil Nadu returnees, 4 persons have returned from UAE, 1 each has come from Chhattisgarh and Haryana.

With this, the total tally of COVID cases in the coast district rose to 225 with 162 active cases so far.

In Cuttack, 11 persons have tested positive today, of which 10 are in quarantine centres and one is a local. Out of 11 positive cases in Cuttack district, 4 are West Bengal returnees, 3 Gujarat returnees, 1 has returned from Tamil Nadu and 2 are Telangana returnees.

However, the I&PR did not share details about one local, who is tested positive. With this, the total count in the district increased to 56 including 53 active cases and one patient has died of the disease.

Red zone Ganjam district has added 5 more cases to its COVID list taking total count to 322 of which 165 are active and 154 recovered cases. Three patients had died of the deadly virus so far. Out of positive cases today, 3 are in quarantine centres. While 2 have returned from Surat, one is a Tamil Nadu returnee. Despite containment zones, two locals have been found COVID-19 positive. The Department is yet to reveal about the local cases.

Meanwhile, 6 cases have been reported from Nayagarh district, 3 each in Keonjhar, Puri, Balasore, Bhadrak and Khordha districts, 2 in Balangir district and 1 in Sundargarh district.


In Nayagarh, all 6 cases are in quarantine centres with travel history to Surat. In total, the cases increased to 27 with 26 active cases.

Khordha district again reported 3 cases, of which 2 are locals and one is a Maharashtra returnee. The information about two local cases is still obscure. The district has now 74 cases of which 23 are active and 48 patients have recovered so far.

According to I&PR Department, of 3 cases in Kenojhar, all are in quarantine centres and West Bengal returnees. With this, total number of cases has risen to 11 with 9 active cases as on May 22.

In Puri district, 3 positive cases are from quarantine centres with one Gujarat returnee and two have travel link to West Bengal. Total number surged to 48 including 45 active cases in the district.

Similarly, Bhadark and Balasore districts have 3 positive cases each. Of total cases in Bhadark reported today, all are Maharashtra returnees and lodged in quarantine centres. With this, Bhadark is inching closer to 100 marks. So far, 98 positive cases reported of which 68 are active and 30 patients have recovered. In Balasore, 3 persons have tested positive today. They are in quarantine centres with travel link to Maharashtra.

In Sundargarh, one positive case has been detected from a containment zone in the district. With this, the district has now 28 positive cases with 13 active cases and 15 recovered cases.

Balangir district also reported two positive cases today. However, the I&PR Department is yet to share details about the cases. With two fresh cases, total number of infected persons rose to 8 including 6 active cases and 2 recovered cases so far.

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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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