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Odisha’s COVID-19 Tally Nears 4000-Mark

Bhubaneswar:14/6/20: As many as 186 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in Odisha, taking the State’s tally to 3909. Besides, a 50-year-old male from Ganjam district who was tested positive for COVID-19 and undergoing treatment at hospital died, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in the State to 11.

As per Health and Family welfare department, “The deceased was suffering from underlying co-morbidities of Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.”

A highest of 22 COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Kandhamal district, followed by 21 cases from Khurda,  16 each from Kalahandi and Bargarh, 15 in Gajapati, and 13 from Mayurbhanj.

Of the total 186 new positive cases, 171 cases were reported from various quarantine centers while the remaining 15 cases were detected during contact tracing exercise, informed I & PR department on Sunday.

As per the data released by I & PR department, 13 NDRF, ODRAF, and Fire Services personnel who returned to Odisha from cyclone Amphan duty in West Bengal have also tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier, Odisha reported the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases after 225 more people tested positive for the disease on Saturday. Of the fresh cases, 196 were reported from various quarantine centers while 29 others were detected in contact-tracing exercises.

A maximum of 92 new cases was detected in Cuttack district, followed by 20 in Ganjam and 19 in Khurda.

Apart from new positive cases, 120 persons also recuperated from COVID-19 yesterday. Ganjam district reported the highest 33 number of recovered cases followed by Gajapati at 18 and Sonepur reporting 13 recoveries.

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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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